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North Korea Working On Advanced Version Of Missile That Could Reach U.S.

  http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/01/politics/north-korea-missile/index.html North Korea working on advanced version of missile that could reach US, source says ByBarbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent Updated 8:42 PM ET, Wed November 1, 2017 (CNN)CNN has learned that North Korea is already working on an advanced version of its existing KN-20 intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially reach the United […]

In Naval Deterrence, Numbers Matter

https://www.gisreportsonline.com/in-naval-deterrence-numbers-matter,defense,2374,report.html In naval deterrence, numbers matter 30 October 2017 Expert Author: Captain James E. Fanell   Region: China & Northeast Asia     China is acquiring the hardware to dominate its home waters (source: macpixxel for GIS) China is outbuilding the U.S. in surface warships at a rate of almost five to one   An […]

Inside North Korea’s Missile Arsenal & Illicit Acquisition Of Western Parts

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell’s Comment:  It buys them?  north Korea’s illicit activities network is extensive.  But this story shows that the north did not even have to rely on that network and instead […]

U.S. Congressional Report Identifies 7 Military Options For N. Korea

The 67 page CRS report titled: The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Military Options and Issues for Congress can be downloaded here: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R44994.pdf   From the summary of the report: In this report, CRS identifies seven possible options, with their implications and attendant risks, for the employment of the military to denuclearize North Korea. These options are  maintaining […]

U.S. Nuclear-Capable B-2 Stealth Bomber Flies To Pacific Ahead Of POTUS Trump’s Visit To Asia

US nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bomber flies mission to Pacific ahead of Trump’s visit to Asia Japan Times Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 03:01 Edited time: 30 Oct, 2017 07:46 Get short URL B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber © Lance Cheung / Reuters AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook272Share to TwitterShare to RedditShare to StumbleUponShare to Google+Share […]

Is The U.S. Navy Weak? The Chinese Seem To Think So

Is the U.S. Navy Weak? The Chinese Seem to Think So. COMMENT FROM AN ASTUTE OBSERVER:  Not surprisingly, our competitors remain serious about analyzing US capabilities. In one respect, whether they are accurate or not is irrelevant in that their conclusions drive their policies, either deterring them from or emboldening them to action. To the […]

U.S. Sends Stealth Jets Into North Korean Crisis

Excerpt: But even the most sophisticated stealth fighter is no panacea for the escalating nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula. “Despite recent statements by top Trump administration officials, there are no neat or efficient military solutions to the mounting threat posed by the regime of Kim Jong Un,” wrote Bruce Bennett, an analyst with the […]

China Stretches Its Long Arm To Djibouti

http://www.thehindu.com/news/i nternational/china-stretches-i ts-long-arm-to-djibouti/articl e19896811.ece ADDIS ABABA DESPATCH |  INTERNATIONAL China stretches its long arm to Djibouti Nizar Manek OCTOBER 21, 2017 18:54 IST     The People’s Liberation Army’s overseas garrison conducted its first live-fire drills from China’s base inDjibouti last month. The base on the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, where the Red Sea meets the Indian Ocean, was […]

Post-Unification Stability Biggest ‘Blind Spot’ For South Korea: Study

David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of the page.  What ‘role’ will China/Russia play?  RCP David Maxwell Comment:  Unification will be hard regardless of the path followed to get there.  But the ROK must prepare for it NOW (and we should assist our ally in […]

China’s Plan For The Arctic – And A Shipping Center To Rival Singapore

http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/ business/article/2046117/ chinas-plan-arctic-and- shipping-centre-rival- singapore CHINA’S PLAN FOR THE ARCTIC – AND A SHIPPING CENTRE TO RIVAL SINGAPORE Beijing may be playing it cool, but it sees its current role in the contested High North as just the tip of the iceberg BY RYAN KILPATRICK 15 NOV 2016 / UPDATED ON 16 NOV 2016 · Chinese expendition team […]