Category Nuclear

China And North Korea Cheer: Why Are U.S. Bombers Leaving Guam?

David Maxwell Comment:  “Make deployments less predictable?  Doesn’t that go against what we are trying to do to reduce stress on military personnel and families?  This is the paradox.  We need to be less predictable to our adversaries but we need to be more predictable to our service members and tier families.   That said, […]

Possible Chinese Nuclear Testing Stirs U.S. Concern

David Maxwell Comment:  “Political warfare, threats to Taiwan, South and East China Sea conflicts and island building, cyber attacks, infiltration, coercion, and domination of international institutions, currency manipulation, human rights atrocities, propaganda, OBOR, debt traps, three warfares, A2AD, sanctions evasion support to north Korea, and now nuclear tests?  China is giving us a long list […]

Nuclear Bomb Backpacks Are A Thing (And 100 Could Be Missing)

March 29, 2020  Topic: Security  Blog Brand: The Buzz  Tags: Nuclear WeaponsMilitaryTechnologyWorldTactical Nuclear Weapons Nuclear Bomb Backpacks Are a Thing (And 100 Could Be Missing) The National Interest · by Caleb Larson · March 29, 2020 Tactical nuclear weapons — compacts, small-yield atomic bombs that are not necessarily designed to be rained down on cities from bomber aircraft, nor delivered via Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles, […]

America’s Allies Are Becoming A Nuclear-Proliferation Threat

      Both conservatives in South Korea and Japan began talking in earnest about going nuclear during the Obama admin, when POTUS Obama showed indifference to China’s aggressive posture in the South China Sea — building artificial islands in the Pacific and militarizing them, establishing an air defense identification zone, etc. A lack of […]

Book Review: The Dragons And The Snakes, By David Kilcullen

Excerpts: The snakes have learned to adapt their warfare and their systems to put the West on the back foot. Add to this the rapid development of the internet, wi-fi, mobile phones and social media, and you have warfare in which a small mortar team with a smartphone can use GPS to give their location […]

America Racing Toward Nuclear Obsolescence

America Racing Toward Nuclear Obsolescence A deactivated Titan II nuclear ICMB in a silo at the Titan Missile Museum in Green Valley, Arizona. (AFP via Getty Images) By Dr. Peter Vincent Pry Tuesday, 25 February 2020 11:53 AM President Trump’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is making heroic efforts  to  reverse decades of neglect by advancing […]

North Korea’s Nuclear Program: The Early Days, 1984-2002 

The entire article can be downloaded at the link below. From the CIA’s Studies in Intelligence Vol. 63, No. 4 (Extracts, December 2019) North Korea’s Nuclear Program: The Early Days, 1984-2002  Torrey Froscher   The North Korean nuclear program has been a major intelligence and policy challenge for more than 30 years. Former Secretary of […]

U.S. Commander Says N. Korea May Be Ready To Flight-Test Advanced ICBM | Yonhap News Agency

U.S. commander says N. Korea may be ready to flight-test advanced ICBM | Yonhap News Agency en.yna.co.kr · by 최수향 · February 14, 2020 WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (Yonhap) — North Korea may be prepared to test-fire an advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to threaten the U.S. mainland, the U.S. northern commander has said, citing rocket engine tests Pyongyang […]

Kim Jong Un Finds Himself In A Bind of His Own Making

Kim Jong Un Finds Himself in a Bind of His Own Making realclearworld.com · by Artyom Lukin There is a long-standing, somewhat cliched view in the community of North Korea experts that Pyongyang always holds the strategic initiative when dealing with the United States. While it may well have been the case in the past, North Korea […]

An Atomic Spy; Recently Declassified Documents “Potentially Recast A Mundane Espionage Case As One Of History’s Most Damaging;” The Identify Of The Fourth U.S. Los Alamos Nuclear Spy Finally Revealed After Seven Decades

An Atomic Spy; Recently Declassified Documents “Potentially Recast A Mundane Espionage Case As One Of History’s Most Damaging;” The Identify Of The Fourth U.S. Los Alamos Nuclear Spy Finally Revealed After Seven Decades   https://fortunascorner.com        The title above comes from William J. Broad’s January 28, 2020 feature article in the Science Times section of […]