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Trump Should Invite Kim Jong Un To Washington

Excerpt: There’s no way to “solve” the North Korean dilemma. This situation is full of uncomfortable, hard, and unfair truths with no easy resolution in sight. But perhaps President Trump should make use of his overly-self assured, unorthodox nature to get Kim back to the table and his finger away from the trigger. An offer […]

Will The U.S. Strike North Korea? (A Chinese Perspective)

Comment in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret,) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of the page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  Note that it is the US that is “preventing” China from cooperating: THAAD, secondary sanctions, strengthening ties with Taiwan, as well as the loss of profit (a “pretty penny”) the […]

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 […]

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 […]

North Korea Has Successfully Miniaturized A Nuclear Weapon — Potential Game-Changer

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page. One also has to assume that North Korea has, or will share their technology and techniques for miniaturization with Iran.  V/R, RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  This is the potential game changer we […]

Chaos And Order In A Changing World 

Chaos And Order In A Changing World by Dr Henry Kissinger capx.co · August 2, 2017 Lady Thatcher was one of the most significant leaders of our period. Decisive, effervescent, courageous, loyal, she was dedicated to shaping the future rather than following the recommendations of focus groups. I first met her in the early 1970s, when […]

Give Up On Denuclearizing North Korea

Give Up On Denuclearizing North Korea BY JON WOLFSTHALTHE ATLANTIC By Read, www.defenseone.com View Original Eugene Hoshiko/AP AA Font size + Print A man walks in front of a public TV screen broadcasting news of North Korea’s test-firing of its second intercontinental ballistic missile, in Tokyo, July 29, 2017. Strategic milestones don’t come along everyday. Today was […]