Category national security

New Heavily-Armed Submarine Enters Service In North Korea

David Maxwell Comment:  “If this is accurate reporting there is only one reason for developing this submarine – a second strike nuclear capability.  While we cannot know Kim Jong-un’s intentions for sure, he does provide us many indicators for assessment.  Note the comment “non-nuclear missile submarine” refers to the submarine not being nuclear powered not […]

Trump Administration Confirms U.S. Is Leaving Open Skies Surveillance Treaty

Trump Administration Confirms U.S. Is Leaving Open Skies Surveillance Treaty May 21, 20204:42 PM ET Bill Chappell Twitter Open Skies would be the third major international military pact Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from. This photo from 2007 shows Czech soldiers inspecting cameras on a U.S. Boeing plane at a military airbase in Pardubice, Czech […]

Coronavirus: Experts Warn Of Bioterrorism After Pandemic

Coronavirus: Experts warn of bioterrorism after pandemic | DW | 25.05.2020 DW · by Deutsche Welle ( The Council of Europe has warned of a potential increase in the use of biological weapons, like viruses or bacterias, in a post-coronavirus world. Terrorists would not forget “lessons learned” during the pandemic. Security experts from the Council of Europe […]

Secret Military Mission Uncovered In Libya; Including Australian, British, And U.S. Operatives

Secret military mission uncovered in Libya · May 25, 2020 United Nations experts have unmasked a secret mission of private western forces in Libya, including Australian, British and US military operatives, according to a confidential report seen by dpa. At least 20 people from Australia, France, Malta, South Africa, Britain and the United States were […]

The Retired U.S. Senator And Diplomat Shilling For China’s Propaganda Machine

Excerpts: The media appearances raise the question of why an American citizen with a long and distinguished career in government has gotten cozy with Chinese propagandists. An answer is hinted at in a 2013 comment by Russ Sullivan, a former Democratic staff director for the Senate Finance Committee that Baucus chaired, who at that time […]

New Submarine Or SLBMs Likely Next Options For North Korea To Claim Enhanced Nuke Deterrence: experts

David Maxwell Comment:  “This would be logical.  The north would want a “second strike” capability to enhance nuclear deterrence.  However, I am sure the ROK and US navy’s have long bee anticipating this and I would guess we have our enhanced anti-submarine warfare capabilities in the region prepared to deal with this threat.  And I would bet we […]

Kim Jong-un Moves To Increase North Korea’s Nuclear Strength

David Maxwell Comment: “Internal and external messaging here.  Clearly we interpret this as a message to us. Kim Jong-un has no intention of denuclearizing but instead will continue his blackmail diplomacy – the use of provocations and increased tension to gain political and economic concessions.  He is sending a message to President Trump that he […]

The F-35B Guarantees Allied Naval Dominance Over China

The F-35B Guarantees Allied Naval Dominance Over China Its stealth, long-range sensors and ability to internally carry Raytheon’s AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile make it the world’s most effective air supremacy fighter, after the F-22. The Joint Strike Missile (JSM), and Lockheed’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) provide the F-35B with advanced long-range sea and land […]

America’s Oldest Military Ally In Asia Turns Toward China

America’s oldest military ally in Asia turns toward China Axios · by Camille Elemia When the Philippines needed resources to fight its coronavirus outbreak, it turned not to its American allies, but to China. Why it matters: The Philippines was a U.S. colony for half a century and is America’s oldest military ally in Asia. But the Southeast […]

North Korea’s Kim, In First Appearance In Weeks, Vows To Bolster Nuclear ‘Deterrence’

Excerpts: North Korea’s pledge to boost its nuclear capabilities coincides with news reports that the United States might conduct its first full-fledged nuclear test since 1992, noted Leif-Eric Easley, who teaches international studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. “The intention in Washington for pondering such a move may be to pressure Russia and China […]