Category Nuclear

Kim Jong-un Refuses to Submit Nuke Inventory to U.S.

David Maxwell Comment:  “Did Kim really say this?  This is being reported by the Japanese press so it has to be taken with a grain of salt.” Kim Jong-un Refuses to Submit Nuke Inventory to U.S. Byenglish.chosun.comView Original North Korean leader Kim Jong-un refused to hand over an inventory of his nuclear facilities until a […]

How The U.S. Forced China To Quit Stealing — Using A Chinese Spy; But, Has China Already Placed Digital Landmines Inside U.S. Weaponry And Critical Infrastructure?

How The U.S. Forced China To Quit Stealing — Using A Chinese Spy; But, Has China Already Placed Digital Landmines Inside U.S. Weaponry And Critical Infrastructure? http://www.fortunascorner.com     The title above comes from Garrett Grafe’s October 11, 2018 article, posted to the cyber and technology website, WIRED.com. As has been well-documented and reported, Mr. Grafe writes that “China has become […]

Putin’s Arms Control Gambit

Putin’s Arms Control Gambit.By Mark B. SchneiderOctober 13, 2018Putin’s Russia has launched an arms control offensive against the U.S. The Russian Foreign Ministry has gone so far as to claim that U.S. sanctions over Russia’s attempted murder (with a prohibited chemical weapon) of Sergei Skripal, a spy for the United Kingdom traded for the release of […]

John Kelly, Chinese Official Had ‘Physical Altercation’ Over Nuclear Football

http://tass.com/defense/1025828 John Kelly reportedly got into a ‘physical altercation’ with a Chinese official over the nuclear football and wanted an apology under the US flag John Haltiwanger 19h John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, reportedly got into a scuffle with a Chinese official in Beijing last fall. Andrew Harnik/AP John Kelly, the White […]

Is North Korea Denuclearizing? Here’s How We’ll Tell

David Maxwell Comment:  “Agree or disagree with the authors’ argument I think the exercise they propose provides a basis for how to test Kim Jong-un’s sincerity.  This can be very useful.”Excerpts: Is North Korea Denuclearizing? Here’s How We’ll Tell Kim Jong Un may not be giving up his arsenal now. But that doesn’t mean he […]

U.S., IAEA Likely To Inspect North Korea Nuclear Test Site: Experts

David Maxwell Comment:  “This is potentially a significant development.  I know we all expect immediate denuclearization and I and others pan the idea of inspecting Punnggye-ri (as well as Sohae) as buying the dead horse.  As I have previously mentioned this could be a confidence building “baby step” that could lead to subsequent steps.  One […]

Trump Considers Mar-a-Lago For Kim Summit

David Maxwell Comment: “I would advise against this.  If it has to be on US soil I would recommend considering Guam or Hawaii.  Guam might be interesting since it has been threatened by the north.” Trump Considers Mar-a-Lago For Kim Summit www.politico.comView OriginalOctober 9th, 2018 President Donald Trump said he would like to meet with […]

U.S. Defense Chief Calls Alleged Russian Violation Of Missile Treaty ‘Untenable’

——————————————————- https://www.rferl.org/a/u-s-defense-mattis-russia-violating-inf-nuclear-traty/29526117.htmlU.S. Defense Chief Calls Alleged Russian Violation Of Missile Treaty ‘Untenable’ October 04, 2018 18:30 GMT ·        RFE/RL U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis The U.S. defense secretary has again accused Russia of violating a key Cold War arms control treaty, calling the unresolved and increasingly tense dispute with Moscow “untenable.” Jim Mattis’s remarks on October 4 after […]

U.S. General Considered Nuclear Response In Vietnam War, Cables Show

U.S. General Considered Nuclear Response In Vietnam War, Cables Show The New York Times · by David E. Sanger · October 6, 2018 President Johnson with Gen. William Westmoreland in South Vietnam in 1967.CreditYoichi Okamoto/Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library WASHINGTON — In one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War, the top American military commander in Saigon […]

National Security Adviser Bolton Calls For Investigation Into Secret Iran Nuclear Site

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/john-bolton-calls-for-investigation-into-secret-iranian-nuclear-site John Bolton calls for investigation into secret Iranian nuclear site by Joel Gehrke  | October 03, 2018 02:07 PM Israel obtained an “extremely impressive” stash of intelligence about Iranian nuclear activity that needs to be investigated further by the International Atomic Energy Agency, President Trump’s top national security aide said after international monitors rejected the […]