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China Weaponized North Korea. Will It Now Disarm It?

China Weaponized North Korea. Will It Now Disarm It? By Gordon G. Chang, www.forbes.com View Original June 25th, 2017 “The two sides reaffirm their commitment to achieving the goal of complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization and maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula,” the United States and China stated on Friday. Beijing has always maintained it supported North […]

Pride Of PLA Navy To Make Port Call In Hong Kong

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2099772/pride-pla-navy-make-port-call-hong-kong?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20170624&utm_campaign=scmp_today News›China Pride Of PLA Navy To Make Port Call In Hong Kong Analysts say visit to mark handover anniversary next month is aimed at boosting patriotism and is a rare chance for Beijing to show its military muscle PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 June, 2017, 11:12pm UPDATED : Saturday, 24 June, 2017, 12:20am COMMENTS: 12  Kristin […]

Former Acting CIA Dir./Mike Morell: Greatest Fear Is ‘Collapse Scenario’ In North Korea

Morell: Greatest Fear Is ‘Collapse Scenario’ In North Korea www.thecipherbrief.com View Original June 23rd, 2017 Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell on Thursday warned against the pressing threat of North Korea, suggesting that the country may have the capability to put a nuclear weapon on the continental U.S. “It’s a current threat, not a future threat,” […]

Why Neither North Korea Nor The United States Want All-Out War

Is this analysis the classic case of mirror imaging?  Is this wishful thinking; and, what we think Pyongyang is thinking from our Western viewpoint and biases?  What would this article look and read like — from a North Korean point of view?  RCP, fortunascorner.com Excerpts: A conventional war would likely lead to Kim’s ouster if […]

We Participated In Talks With North Korean Representatives. This Is What We Learned.

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP David Maxwell:  We need more than sanctions, we need to stop the regime’s illicit activities around the world if we are serious about executing a strategic strangulation campaign which is what Bruce and […]

Confidential Document Confirms North Korea Has A Nuclear Arsenal

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=3034946 Confidential Document Confirms North Korea Has Nuclear Arsenal June 22,2017 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made an order to maintain secrecy in the storage and management of atomic weapons, the JoongAng Ilbo learned from a confidential document, confirming that it possesses a nuclear arsenal. The JoongAng Ilbo obtained Wednesday a document from the Workers’ […]

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options By Divergent Options, divergentoptions.org View Original June 22nd, 2017 Silence Dogood has a background in defense issues and experience working in Congress.  Divergent Options’ content does not contain information of an official nature nor does the content represent the official position of any government, any organization, or any group.  […]

Sounding The Warning: DoD Report Examines The Growing Security Challenge From China

Sounding The Warning: DoD Report Examines The Growing Security Challenge From China heritage.org · by Dean Cheng Report Defense June 21, 2017 4 min read Download Report Dean Cheng Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center Dean brings knowledge of China’s military and space capabilities as a research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs. Summary The annual Department of Defense […]

North Korea: Stark Limits To U.S.-Chinese Cooperation

North Korea: Stark Limits To U.S.-Chinese Cooperation thecipherbrief.com · June 20, 2017 June 20, 2017 | Thomas Cynkin Thomas Cynkin Vice President, Daniel Morgan Academy Upon coming into office, the Trump Administration quickly came to the correct conclusion that the Obama Administration’s policy of “strategic patience” toward North Korea was really “strategic neglect.” Secretary of State Tillerson in […]