Category Japan

What Game Theory Tells Us About Nuclear War With North Korea

Conclusion: EW: How does game theory suggest the U.S. should act?   TR: There are situations where you apply game theory and it gives you crisp, clear prescriptions about what you should do. In principle you could use game theory to decide what is the best way of bluffing in a game like poker. But […]

U.S. Military Chief In Rare Visit To China-North Korea Border

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from David Maxwell; and, his contact info can be found at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  Rare indeed.  And significant. Though it would have been better had he actually gone to Dandong. I would have liked to seem him standing on the bridge halfway […]

Kim’s Last Chance To Sit At The Grown-Up Table

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) Dave Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  Unfortunately I do not think the “little general” will fear total economic isolation and it will not change his behavior. (Plus we have to question whether we can […]

Trump Should Invite Kim Jong Un To Washington

Excerpt: There’s no way to “solve” the North Korean dilemma. This situation is full of uncomfortable, hard, and unfair truths with no easy resolution in sight. But perhaps President Trump should make use of his overly-self assured, unorthodox nature to get Kim back to the table and his finger away from the trigger. An offer […]

Will The U.S. Strike North Korea? (A Chinese Perspective)

Comment in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret,) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of the page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  Note that it is the US that is “preventing” China from cooperating: THAAD, secondary sanctions, strengthening ties with Taiwan, as well as the loss of profit (a “pretty penny”) the […]

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 […]