Category North Korea

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 […]

North Korea Comes Armed, Barricaded And With Hostages

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:  LTG Gregson argues for strong deterrence, focusing on our allies and friends, elevating our rhetoric to that of a great nation, and showing the big stick through actions as […]

Iran Is Closely Watching The U.S.-North Korea Stand-Off

_____________________________ https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/iran-is-closely-watching-the-us-north-korea-stand-off-1.619060 Iran Is Closely Watching The U.S.-North Korea Stand-Off Tehran’s sense of how far it can go will largely be shaped by what happens on the other side of Asia in the coming months Donald Trump’s improvised and unconvincing threats about “fire and fury” and being “locked and loaded” notwithstanding, the crisis over North […]

An Elite Defector’s Perspective On North Korea

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:  To understand the social ranking system that Mr. Song refers to please see the work of Robert Collins for the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea: Marked for […]

North Korea Might Just Be Able To Win A War – If It Begins With An EMP Attack In Tokyo

THE HILL: North Korea just might be able to win a war, if it begins with an EMP in Tokyo BY DR. PETER VINCENT PRY, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 08/10/17 03:00 PM EDT 0 1       © Getty Images North Korea has nuclear-armed missiles and satellites potentially capable of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. EMP is considered […]

China ‘Fires Warning’ With Array Of Navy Drills Off Korean Peninsula

  http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2105832/china-fires-warning-array-navy-drills-korean-peninsula?emarsys=1&sc_src=email_1982533&sc_llid=24083&sc_lid=144880101&sc_uid=hLAwWgiPP3&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email#cxrecs_s   China ‘Fires Warning’ With Array Of Navy Drills Off Korean Peninsula Yellow Sea exercises come in wake of Pyongyang’s second long-range missile test in a month PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 August, 2017, 8:58pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 August, 2017, 12:10pm   Sarah Zheng   http://twitter.com/_szheng 9 Aug 2017 Chinese naval forces will […]

NBC News Reports That B1 Bombers Are Key Component Of Any U.S. Military Strike North Korea’s Ballistic Missile & Nuclear Weapons Infrastructure

This is either a deliberate leak, as part of a sophisticated influence operations campaign designed to ‘win the war’ without going to war; or, yet another unauthorized leak.  RCP , fortunascorner.com   Aug 09, 2017 Exclusive: B-1 bombers key to a U.S. plan to strike North Korean missile sites NBC News has exclusive details of […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis Statement On North Korea

Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis 08/09/2017 11:53 AM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-286-17 Aug. 9, 2017 Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis The United States and our allies have the demonstrated capabilities and unquestionable commitment to defend ourselves from an attack. Kim Jong Un should take heed of the United Nations Security […]