Category Japan

Midway: Victory And Scandal

June 4, 2020 Midway: victory and scandal By Robert Arvay https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/06/midway_victory_and_scandal.html Seventy-eight years ago (on June 4-7, 1942), the United States Navy fought and won the Battle of Midway.  Courageous American warriors defeated a powerful Japanese invasion fleet, and in the process, sank of four of Japan’s six largest aircraft carriers, for the loss of one American […]

Win Without Fighting: China Waging A Maritime Insurgency – Could Beat U.S. Without Firing A Shot

Win Without Fighting The United States is devoting significant energy to preparing for great power war, but China is waging a maritime insurgency—and could win without firing a shot. By Hunter Stires June 2020 Proceedings Vol. 146/6/1,408 usni.org · June 1, 2020 The prioritization of China as the Department of Defense’s pacing threat and the renewed […]

Is China’s Move Against Hong Kong — Czeckoslovakia 1968 All Over Again? In Addition To A Free Trade Agreement With Taiwan, It Is Time For A NATO-Like U.S./Pacific Defense Alliance — To Deter And Stand Firm Against Further Chinese Aggression. 

Is China’s Move Against Hong Kong — Czeckoslovakia 1968 All Over Again? In Addition To A Free Trade Agreement With Taiwan, It Is Time For A NATO-Like U.S./Pacific Defense Alliance — To Deter And Stand Firm Against Further Chinese Aggression.    www.fortunascorner.com    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) posted a May 27, 2020 […]

U.S. Arrests Former Green Beret, Son, In Connection With Carlos Ghosn Escape From Japan

U.S. Arrests Former Green Beret, Son, in Connection with Carlos Ghosn Escape From Japan Michael and Peter Taylor are arrested in Ghosn case, extradition to Japan is sought https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-arrests-former-green-beret-son-in-connection-with-ghosn-escape-from-japan-11589984215 By Mark Maremont and Nick Kostov Updated May 20, 2020 11:26 am ET U.S. authorities arrested a former Green Beret and his son on suspicion they […]

Japan Could Carry The Day In A U.S.-China Conflict

Excerpts: Defense-related spending in Japan has traditionally aimed chiefly to shield against neighboring North Korea’s nuclear threat. But the new ramped up spending is more clearly pointed towards an expansionist and increasingly assertive China, according to Japanese military insiders. “It is China, not North Korea, that is the main concern,” said a Japanese official who […]

Why The U.S. Withdrew Its Bombers From Guam

David Maxwell Comment:  “Strategic reassurance. Strategic resolve.  This author thinks we are giving them up.”    Conclusion:   From within the US, questions are bound to arise about America’s commitment to maintaining forward deterrence while a major potential adversary, China, is building up capabilities and adding impressive technology-based systems to its arsenal. Why the US […]

Kim Rumors Rekindle Fears Of A ‘Weak’ North Korea | The Japan Times

David Maxwell Comment:  “Excuse me.  There is a rest of the story here (see excerpts below).  I was one of those in the 1990s (and now) who worry about all these scenarios.  What should be remembered is that the regime in the north was saved by the ROK Sunshine Policy and Peace and Prosperity Policy […]

Update: Japanese Media Claims Kim Jong Un Is In A ‘Vegetative State’

David Maxwell Comment:  “Japanese media reports are notoriously inaccurate”   Other reporting just in that Chinese doctors recommended taking Kim off life support and he is now dead. RCP Japanese media claims kim Jong Un is in a ‘vegetative state’ Daily Mail · by Sophie Tanno · April 25, 2020 China has dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to […]

North Korea’s Interesting Defense Moves

Excerpts: When inspecting the “test firing of a tactical ballistic missile” on March 21, Kim stated that “the new weapons system and the tactical and strategic weapons system under development” is a “most trustworthy war deterrent.” These comments are worth noting. In the past, North Korea claimed that it had secured an American deterrent with […]

COVID-19 Slams West’s Nuke Carriers While China Signals Taiwan, Japan

Excerpts: Navy officials say it’s still unclear how COVID-19 made it aboard the TR. Many observers have pointed to its March 4 port call in Da Nang, Vietnam, blaming Capt. Brett Crozier for the visit. However, the port call had been signed off on by his boss’ bosses, Indo-Pacom commander Adm. Philip Davidson and Adm. […]