Category Japan

On North Korea Side Of DMZ, It’s Change In The Air

David Maxwell Comment:  “Is there real change?  I cannot make a better comment in response than professor Lee’s tweet below which was in response to a NKNews article titled: Anti-U.S. souvenirs disappear from tourist shops in North Korea   We should heed Professor Lee’s words.” Sung-Yoon Lee@SungYoonLee1Sung-Yoon Lee Retweeted NK NEWS Some will hail this as […]

The Real North Korea Nightmare Isn’t Nuclear War (Think Collapse Instead)

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “The two biggest threats to the regime are internal and the idea or example of the South.  I have been thinking about collapse for a few years.  […]

Juche, The State Ideology That Makes North Koreans Revere Kim Jong Un, Explained

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Since Korea is so much in the news there are a lot of articles being published. In response to this article my good friend and mentor (and […]

A Note On Singapore — B.R. Myers

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “This is a very important critique (dare I say wake-up call) for all of us. I certainly will not avoid discussing the north’s ideology.  I am going […]

How China Is Using North Korea In Its Long Game Against America

How China is using North Korea in its long game against America By Shi Jiangtao, www.scmp.com View Original June 16th, 2018 Despite Pyongyang’s record of using diplomacy to manipulate major powers, analysts say Beijing may have few good options other than to throw its weight behind another round of denuclearisation talks to maintain ties with its communist […]

U.S., South Korea To Announce End To ‘War Games’

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:  “I should have added this important comment so I apologize for this quick follow-up.  The military can mitigate the readiness issues I outline below if it is […]

Former National Intelligence Director Discusses Military Exercises With South Korea

Response to North Korea demands: 1.     A peace treaty with the US.  – A peace treaty must be between North and South with the US guaranteeing security of the Peninsula.  The Korean War was (still is) a civil war between the North and South and therefore must be ended by the two sides. 2.     End of ROK/US exercises – […]

China Relaxes Customs Inspections On Border With North Korea, Despite Sanctions Assurances

Tariff spat with Beijing, impacting this issue?  RCP, fortunascorner.com China Relaxes Customs Inspections on Border With North Korea, Despite Sanctions Assurances www.rfa.org View Original June 15th, 2018 A truck with a North Korean license plate drives away from the Quanhe border crossing between China and North Korea in Yanbian, in China’s Jilin province, Sept. 8, […]

How To Increase Pressure If Diplomacy With North Korea Fails

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RC Porter, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “We should be planning for this and more in anticipation of diplomacy failing.  We need to be clear-eyed about the history of the Kim Family Regime […]

Trump’s Pick For South Korea Ambassador Backs Halt To Major Military Exercises

Trump’s pick for South Korea ambassador backs halt to major military exercises Politico · by Stephanie Murray · June 14, 2018 For the first time in his four-decade naval career, retired Adm. Harry Harris said, peace with North Korea is a possibility. | John Shinkle/POLITICO But retired Adm. Harry Harris said at his confirmation hearing that he believes […]