Category foreign policy

Op-Ed: How To Neutralize North Korea’s Nuclear Threat Without Starting A World War

Op-Ed: How to neutralize North Korea’s nuclear threat without starting a world war ABCNews.com · by ABC News · September 18, 2017 In the past two months, the calculus of the threat from North Korea has fundamentally changed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has demonstrated a missile that could range most of America, has detonated a thermonuclear bomb at […]

POTUS Trump Considering Closing U.S. Embassy In Havana, Cuba – Cites Health Concerns Of Diplomats As ‘A Very Serious Issue’

https://www.theguardian.com/world/news-blog/2017/sep/17/trump-closing-us-embassy-cuba-tillerson Trump considering closing US embassy in Cuba, Tillerson says ·         Secretary of state: diplomats’ health problems ‘a very serious issue’ ·         ‘Sonic attack’ among theories for hearing loss, concussions and more  A 2015 photo shows the US embassy in Havana. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images · · · ·         View more sharing options Shares 149 Associated Press in […]

Arming Ukraine Is A Sensible Option

Arming Ukraine is a Sensible Option  Sep 17, 2017  GSSR  Europe, International Security, Military & Defense, The Forum  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/09/17/arming-ukraine-is-a-sensible-option/ By: Patrick Savage, Columnist Photo Credit: New York Times Following a visit to Ukraine by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis in August, the debate over whether the United States should provide defensive weapons to Ukraine’s military in the fight against […]

Catastrophe On The Yalu: America’s Intelligence Failure In Korea

Catastrophe on the Yalu: America’s intelligence failure in Korea By Bruce Riedel, www.brookings.edu View Original September 13th, 2017 The American intelligence community’s experience with the People’s Republic of China and North Korea began with a disaster, a catastrophic intelligence failure in 1950 that cost the lives of thousands of Americans. Worse, it was a self-imposed disaster—the result […]

U.S. Options For Basing Forces To Deter North Korea

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell provided some comments highlighted in blue below about this article.  Col. Maxwell’s contact info is at the bottom of this email.  RCP David Maxwell Comments:  Option two is quite the recommended gamble that throws the ROK under the bus and fully supports the north Korean strategy (a main pillar of which […]

Chuck Hagel: Lessons In Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Documentary Apply Today

Chuck Hagel: Lessons in Ken Burns’ Vietnam War documentary apply today Omaha.com · by Joseph Morton / World-Herald Bureau WASHINGTON — Americans can find lessons that apply today in filmmaker Ken Burns’ new project “The Vietnam War,” former Defense Secretary and Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel said after seeing much of it. “We’re at a point in our […]

Be Skeptical Of Ken Burn’s Documentary: The Vietnam War

HENRY MARK HOLZER LEGAL AND POLITICAL COMMENTARY www.henrymarkholzer.blogspot.com Re: Ken Burns’s forthcoming documentary, The Vietnam War Be skeptical of Ken Burns’ documentary: The Vietnam War by Terry Garlock Some months ago I and a dozen other local veterans attended a screening at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta – preview of a new documentary on […]

China Forges Route To South Asia (Economic & Military): Tibet Highway Links China With Nepal

Note the persistent references to the highway being useful for military purposes.  RCP http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0918/c90000-9270117.html Highway in Tibet opens South Asia to China (Global Times)    08:34, September 18, 2017 Road links China with Nepal, boosts economy economy (File photo by Sina.com.cn) The Tibet highway between Xigaze airport and Xigaze city center officially opened to the public on […]

Kuwait Decides To Reduce North Korea Diplomatic Staff, Stops Issuing Visas For North Koreans

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:  Excellent (though the 6000 laborers still need to go).  We need to continue this diplomatic initiative to support the strategic strangulation campaign.  We should keep in mind that this is also […]

North Korea’s Threat Pushes Japan Tto Reassess Its Might And Rights

Excerpts: Japan’s position east of North Korea also means that missiles fired by the North toward the United States, including Guam, almost certainly would have to fly over Japanese territory.   But the missile defense systems stationed across Japan on mobile launchers are designed only to intercept missiles as they are descending, not in midflight […]