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The Method In North Korea’s Madness – Commentary Magazine

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell Comment:  A long read but well worth your time.  Dr. Eberstadt’s humility should be a lesson for us all and his full disclosure here makes this long essay […]

Did The U.S. Underestimate North Korea’s Weapons Program? It’s Not That Simple

Did the U.S. underestimate North Korea’s weapons program? It’s not that simple. Alex Bollfrass View Original January 16th, 2018 In this undated photo distributed Sept. 16 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrates what was said to be the test launch of an intermediate range Hwasong-12 missile at an […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis Set To Visit China In Spring US defence chief Jim Mattis set to visit China in spring, Pentagon spokeswoman says Mattis likely to ask Beijing to step up efforts towards achieving a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 January, 2018, 11:31am UPDATED : Sunday, 14 January, 2018, 10:51pm 5  Minnie Chan Chinese military […]

Does The World Underestimate Kim Jong-un?

The comments below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell:   “From China’s Global Times.  What undercuts the legitimacy of the Chinese argument the idea that we are following some kind of South Korean narrative.  And I do not think the narrative […]

Nuclear Test Readiness Increasing At North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Significant Tunneling Underway at the West Portal ·        BY: 38 NORTH ·        JANUARY 11, 2018 A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Frank V. Pabian, Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. and Jack Liu. Recent commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site indicates that the North Portal, where the last five nuclear […]

What’s Behind Kim Jong-un’s Peace Overture?

What’s behind Kim Jong-un’s peace overture? · January 9, 2018 2018-01-09 17:28 What’s behind Kim Jong-un’s peace overture? A girl stands between binoculars that look toward North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, Wednesday. / Reuters-Yonhap William Brown Ahead of the proposed inter-Korean dialogue, the mood is upbeat. […]

The Myth Of The Limited Strike On North Korea

The comments below in black and before the article are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP,   David Maxwell Comments:  “I attended at conference on Korea this week and learned the following information from the discussions.  With Chatham House rules I cannot identify […]

World War I Stands As A Lesson Against A “Bloody Nose” Strike On North Korea

World War I Stands as a Lesson Against a “Bloody Nose” Strike on North Korea · by Angry Staff Officer · January 10, 2018 How do you solve a problem like North Korea? This is the song that Pentagon planners have been singing for decades now. We’re told that there are plans to use a limited strike […]

Trump Team Mulls Giving North Korea A ‘Bloody Nose,’ Betting Kim Won’t Retaliate

Trump Team Mulls Giving North Korea a ‘Bloody Nose,’ Betting Kim Won’t Retaliate By Margaret Hartmann, View Original January 9th, 2018 I wouldn’t count on that. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty ImagesPhoto by: Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images There’s already been a breakthrough in the renewed talks between the Koreas, with the North agreeing on Tuesday to send its athletes to February’s Winter […]

On Talks With North Korea: The Parable Of The Mountain Rabbit – Modern War Institute

On Talks with North Korea: The Parable of the Mountain Rabbit – Modern War Institute · by ML Cavanaugh · January 9, 2018 I think a lot about the Korean peninsula. When news emerges from there, I take note. Like recently, when both the commandant of the Marine Corps and the secretary of defense made ominous statements that signal the serious […]