Category South Korea

Press Statement On Military Exercises On The Korean Peninsula

Press Statement on Military Exercises on the Korean Peninsula defense.gov · June 22, 2018 IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2018 News Release Release No: NR-200-18 Statement by Dana W. White Chief Pentagon Spokesperson On June 22, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General […]

A Pessimistic Forecast Of How The North Korea Situation Plays Out In The Coming Years

A Pessimistic Forecast Of How The North Korea Situation Plays Out in the Coming Years taskandpurpose.com · by Col. David Maxwell, US Army (Ret.) · June 22, 2018 Become an investor. T&P is proud to partner with Stash to enable simple, affordable, investment strategies. Get $10 in your account and start today. Here is my most pessimistic assessment of […]

Trump: North Korea Blowing Up Test Sites, ‘Total Denuclearization…Has Already Started’

David Maxwell Comment:  “This is telling. “And the big thing is it will be a total denuclearization, which has already started taking place.”   Asked on Wednesday whether North Korea has done anything toward denuclearization since a landmark summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim […]

The Pentagon Has Now Officially Canceled Military Exercises With South Korea. Here’s What Comes Next.

The comment just below and before the article are comments by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  “Here is my most pessimistic assessment of what comes next:   I think the post summit scenario looks like this: 1.  The ROK and […]

On North Korea Side Of DMZ, It’s Change In The Air

David Maxwell Comment:  “Is there real change?  I cannot make a better comment in response than professor Lee’s tweet below which was in response to a NKNews article titled: Anti-U.S. souvenirs disappear from tourist shops in North Korea   We should heed Professor Lee’s words.” Sung-Yoon Lee@SungYoonLee1Sung-Yoon Lee Retweeted NK NEWS Some will hail this as […]

The Real North Korea Nightmare Isn’t Nuclear War (Think Collapse Instead)

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “The two biggest threats to the regime are internal and the idea or example of the South.  I have been thinking about collapse for a few years.  […]

Juche, The State Ideology That Makes North Koreans Revere Kim Jong Un, Explained

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Since Korea is so much in the news there are a lot of articles being published. In response to this article my good friend and mentor (and […]

A Note On Singapore — B.R. Myers

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “This is a very important critique (dare I say wake-up call) for all of us. I certainly will not avoid discussing the north’s ideology.  I am going […]

How China Is Using North Korea In Its Long Game Against America

How China is using North Korea in its long game against America By Shi Jiangtao, www.scmp.com View Original June 16th, 2018 Despite Pyongyang’s record of using diplomacy to manipulate major powers, analysts say Beijing may have few good options other than to throw its weight behind another round of denuclearisation talks to maintain ties with its communist […]

U.S., South Korea To Announce End To ‘War Games’

The comments highlighted in blue below, are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “I should have added this important comment so I apologize for this quick follow-up.  The military can mitigate the readiness issues I outline below if it is […]