Category South Korea

Interview: ‘Kim Jong Un Is Thinking About How To Keep His Nuclear Assets’

David Maxwell Comment:  “I was at once impressed and suspicious of my first meeting with Thae Yong-ho last year.  He seemed to be telling us so much of what we wanted to hear; confirming many of our views and our understanding of the Kim family regime.  And he made many excellent recommendations to align with […]

North Korea Spent $2M On Surveillance And Wiretapping Equipment In May

North Korea Spent $2M On Surveillance And Wiretapping Equipment In May – DailyNK dailynk.com · December 3, 2018 Image: Daily NK The North Korean regime imported a large shipment of mobile phone wiretapping devices from China in May, local sources have reported. “The authorities bought new electronic wave interruption devices and mobile phone wiretapping devices in […]

North Korea’s Biggest Fear: F-35s And “Elephant Walks”

North Korea’s Biggest Fear: F-35s And “Elephant Walks” The National Interest · by David Axe · November 28, 2018 On Nov. 19, 2018, two U.S. Air Force wings in Utah launched thirty-five F-35 stealth fighters in a short span of time. The air force lauded the display as evidence of America’s overwhelming military might. At least one critic […]

U.S. Navy Warships Just Rocked The Taiwan Strait In A Power Play Ahead Of Trump’s Meeting With The Chinese President

U.S. Navy Warships Just Rocked The Taiwan Strait In A Power Play Ahead Of Trump’s Meeting With The Chinese President Business Insider · by Ryan Pickrell · November 29, 2018 The US Navy destroyer USS Stockdale and the underway replenishment oiler USNS Pecos sailed through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday. The maneuver through the closely-watched strait comes just days […]

North Korea Evades U.S. Pressure With Fleet of Illicit Ships Crisscrossing the Seas

North Korea Evades U.S. Pressure With Fleet of Illicit Ships Crisscrossing the Seas Freighters loaded with coal and oil use fake signals, dummy documents and ‘flags of convenience’ to keep trade flowing How North Korea Uses Ships to Trick and TradeIllustration: Crystal Tai/The Wall Street Journal.By Niharika MandhanaNov. 27, 2018 10:56 a.m. ET Over the past […]

Inside North Korea: How Kim Jong-un Is Carefully Crafting A Personality Cult To Keep Grip On Power

David Maxwell Comment:  “Carefully crafting?  🙂 More like building on his father and grandfather.  The Kim family regime is already a mafia-like, crime family cult.  I understand that one of Kim Yo-jong’s top priorities is to enhance her brother’s reputation and legitimacy. If he is fancying himself after his grandfather which seems possible based on appearances I have often […]

North Korean Propaganda Promotes EMP Attacks Using Nuclear Weapons

North Korean Propaganda Promotes EMP Attacks Using Nuclear Weapons – DailyNK dailynk.com · November 23, 2018 Internal documents on nuclear EMP attacks obtained by Daily NK in late July 2018. Image: Daily NK North Korean officials charged with spreading propaganda are informing residents about the significance of nuclear electromagnetic pulse weapons. Propaganda officials are tasked with […]

How America Can Test North Korea’s True Intentions

How America Can Test North Korea’s True Intentions The National Interest · by Bruce W. Bennett · November 22, 2018 North Korea’s build-up of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles is disrupting peace in Northeast Asia and may soon plummet Northeast Asia into a serious Cold War—and maybe even a hot war. While North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has […]

Retired North Korean Official Arrested for Criticizing Kim Jong Un

David Maxwell Comment: “Here is an illustration of the nature of the Kim family regime and its insidious mechanism for social control and suppression, repression, and oppression.”F Retired North Korean Official Arrested for Criticizing Kim Jong Un rfa.org 2018-11-19 KCNA reported on October 30 that Kim Jong Un visited Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province for the […]

The Right Way To Manage A Nuclear North Korea Exploring “Left-Of-Launch” Options Is A Dangerous Mistake

David Maxwell Comment:  “I remember a wise general saying to another who wanted to non-concur with a plan because it had actions that might hinder his component’s freedom of action, “why would I eliminate a capability that I may need to successfully accomplish the mission?”  I get the theoretical argument the author is trying to […]