Category Japan

Arctic Link Reveals The Full Scope & Strategic Significance Of China’s Belt And Road Ambitions

Comment below is from one of my followers.  And, Beijing is also building an ‘unhackable’ encrypted communications in space.  RCP RC:   “The strategic significance of the Chinese One-Belt-One-Road concept is almost entirely ignored by the DoD/USG.  At the 19th CPC Congress last week, the Chinese formalized the incorporation of the Arctic region in their OBOR concept […]

If Kim Jong-un Suddenly Dies, Don’t Ask Me About It, Says CIA chief

Excerpts: “With respect to … if Kim Jong-un should vanish, given the history of the CIA, I’m just not going to talk about it,” the CIA director said on Thursday, when asked what would happen if Kim suddenly died.   “Someone might think there was a coincidence. ‘You know, there was an accident.’ It’s just […]

After Six Tests, The Mountain Hosting North Korea’s Nuclear Blasts May Be Exhausted

After six tests, the mountain hosting North Korea’s nuclear blasts may be exhausted By Anna Fifield, www.washingtonpost.com View Original October 20th, 2017 Portals at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site.Photo by: Courtesy of 38 North/Airbus Defense & Space/Spot Image/Courtesy of 38 North/Airbus Defense & Space/Spot Image TOKYO — Have North Korea’s nuclear tests become so big that they’ve […]

Xi Offers Bold Vision For PLA At 19th Party Congress

http://www.iiss.org/en/iiss%20voices/blogsections/iiss-voices-2017-adeb/october-1537/19th-party-congress-05b1 Xi offers bold vision for PLA at 19th Party Congress This week’s policy announcements by Xi Jinping are part of a concerted effort by China to shape the PLA into a world-class force. Encompassing a modernisation drive, a major force restructure and an anti-corruption programme, the reforms are as wide-ranging as they are bold, […]

Solving The Siege Of Seoul | RealClearDefense

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 Comment:  The tyranny of proximity.  I do not think the author has ever experienced Korea Chuseok or the lunar New Year’s holiday to see what the “evacuation” of […]

Thoughts On Strategy For The Korean Peninsula

David Maxwell’s remarks last week at the Institute for Korean-American Studies (ICAS) conference on The Korean Peninsula Issues and United States National Security.  His contact info is at the bottom of this article.   http://www.icasinc.org/2017/2017f/2017fdsm.html Thoughts on Strategy for the Korean PeninsulaDavid S.Maxwell Georgetown University Let me just begin with a few framing remarks: We have successfully […]

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.com View Original October 18th, 2017 Xi Jinping WASHINGTON: The president of China, seeming to cast aside the better part of four millennia of Chinese tradition, declared today that he sees “a new historic juncture in China’s development,” one that clearly calls for his country to flex its global muscles and change […]

The Confession Of The Commander Of China’s Aircraft Carrier Liaoning [[

http://www.eastpendulum.com/la-confession-du-commandant-de-porte-avions-liaoning [Machine translation from the French] The confession of the commander of aircraft carrier Liaoning [[ BY HENRI KENHMANN  14 OCTOBER 2017 · · · “I am waiting for you on board our aircraft carrier …”, it is with this simple sentence that Rear Admiral LIU Zhe (刘 喆), commander of aircraft carrier Liaoning , closed a television broadcast aired in […]

Fateful Failure: The Lost Opportunity To Terminate The Kim Il Sung Dynasty

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’s comment:  I am currently reading the author, Robert Kim’s new book (Project Eagle: The American Christians of North Korea in World War II).    He has also […]

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea www.politico.com View Original October 15th, 2017 Last Monday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general with a legendary appetite for military history, ticked off a list of book recommendations to a crowd of U.S. Army leaders and supporters—titles that might help […]