Category China

IMPORTANT FOLLOW UP: ‘North Korea’s Missile Success Linked To Ukrainian Missile Factory’

David Maxwell:  Received from a friend who is a real rocket scientist who knows about these things.  Notice the importance of the human element in this. His analogy is especially interesting.  Some important food for thought. I’m purely speculating, but my suspicion is slightly different: it’s not that they wanted a few engines, they wanted […]

North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked To Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say

North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked To Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say By William J. Broad, David E. Sanger, www.nytimes.com View Original August 14th, 2017 A photo released by North Korea’s state news agency in July purported to show a test of a Hwasong-14, thought to be capable of reaching the mainland United States. Credit Korean Central News Agency, […]

OPINION | A Cold War Strategy To Defeat North Korea

David Maxwell Writes:  “An important OpEd.   As a follow-on to this excellent piece from John Lenczowski I recommend reading this report from last October:  An Information Based Strategy to Reduce North Korea’s Increasing Threat: Recommendations for ROK & U.S. Policy Makers Commander Fredrick “Skip” Vincenzo, USN October 2016 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/An-Information-Based-Strategy-to-Reduce-North-Koreas-Increasing-Threat.pdf or    Can South Korean-made TV dramas […]

SECDEF Mattis/SECSTATE Tillerson Op-Ed: “We’re Holding Pyongyang To Account”

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  I am curious for those who maintain these statistics.  How many joint OpEds are written by a sitting SECDEF and SECSTATE?  One thing that is overlooked is that there appears […]

Who Is Kim Jong Un And What Will He Decide To Do?

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  Eerie and worrisome: Excerpt:  This is not a question of technical capability. North Korea has already demonstrated that it has made great advances in its missile program and […]

North Korea Comes Armed, Barricaded And With Hostages

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  LTG Gregson argues for strong deterrence, focusing on our allies and friends, elevating our rhetoric to that of a great nation, and showing the big stick through actions as […]

Iran Is Closely Watching The U.S.-North Korea Stand-Off

_____________________________ https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/iran-is-closely-watching-the-us-north-korea-stand-off-1.619060 Iran Is Closely Watching The U.S.-North Korea Stand-Off Tehran’s sense of how far it can go will largely be shaped by what happens on the other side of Asia in the coming months Donald Trump’s improvised and unconvincing threats about “fire and fury” and being “locked and loaded” notwithstanding, the crisis over North […]

An Elite Defector’s Perspective On North Korea

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  To understand the social ranking system that Mr. Song refers to please see the work of Robert Collins for the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea: Marked for […]

North Korea Might Just Be Able To Win A War – If It Begins With An EMP Attack In Tokyo

THE HILL: North Korea just might be able to win a war, if it begins with an EMP in Tokyo BY DR. PETER VINCENT PRY, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 08/10/17 03:00 PM EDT 0 1       © Getty Images North Korea has nuclear-armed missiles and satellites potentially capable of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. EMP is considered […]

Deterring North Korea: The Next Nuclear-Tailoring Agenda

Commentary Deterring North Korea: The Next Nuclear-Tailoring Agenda David Santoro August 8, 2017 For special access to experts and other members of the national security community, check out the new War on the Rocks membership. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn North Korea is marching toward full-fledged nuclear-armed status, having conducted its first test of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in […]