Category South Korea

North Korea Is Not An Intelligence Failure – Modern War Institute

Excerpts: Dr. Mark Lowenthal, a former assistant director of the Central Intelligence Agency, suggests that true intelligence failure is when the intelligence community does not adequately explain to the public its roles and limitations. So as members of the intelligence community, we thought it appropriate to consider the question of intelligence failure and the North […]

North Korean Defector Destroys Narrative On Kim Jong Un’s Sister After Media’s Stunning Coverage

​ North Korean Defector Destroys Narrative on Kim Jong Un’s Sister After Media’s Stunning Coverage By Latest, View Original February 12th, 2018 The media has given Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, plenty of press coverage at the Olympics, even comparing her to Ivanka Trump. Headlines have been written, saying, “Kim Jong Un’s sister is stealing the […]

China To Build More Naval Bases To Augment The Maritime Part Of Their Belt-And-Road Strategy

More support bases to be built to assist PLA Navy: analyst By Yang Sheng Global Times 2018/2/12 It is reasonable and necessary for China to strengthen its maritime power as it is becoming stronger, Chinese experts said after People’s Daily published three articles on a whole page to emphasize the importance of building China […]

North Korea Vows To Step Up Nuclear Posture Against U.S. N. Korea vows to step up nuclear posture against U.S. 2018/02/10 15:31 Article View Option SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Yonhap) — North Korea said Saturday that it will further reinforce its nuclear deterrence against the United States in response to Washington’s renewed nuclear commitment to its allies. Pyongyang’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, a state agency in […]

A ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike on North Korea Is Certainly Risky. Is It Crazy?

The comment in blue is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell Comment:  “People will not like to read Steve’s conclusion but I am pretty sure that is the thinking of the Administration.  Read why here on my blog – see point […]

The Weirdest—And Possibly Best—Proposal To Resolve The North Korea Crisis

Excerpts: Lyle Goldstein’s idea—which he mentions briefly in his 2015 book, Meeting China Halfway, and has elaborated on since—is different. Instead of U.S. troops leaving the South, small numbers of Chinese and perhaps Russian troops would, with Pyongyang’s permission, deploy in the North.   There’s little chance these forces would embolden Kim Jong Un. To […]

Here’s What War With North Korea Would Look Like

There is a 6 minute video that accompanies this article at this link: Here’s what war with North Korea would look like By Yochi Dreazen, View Original February 7th, 2018 Late last September, I moderated a discussion about North Korea with retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, whose 37-year military career included a stint running NATO, and […]

Powerful Sister Likely To Relay Kim Jong-Un’s Views To Seoul

Powerful sister likely to relay Kim Jong-un’s views to Seoul 2018/02/07 19:33 Article View Option PrintEnlargeReduce SNS Share FacebookTwittergoogle plusPinterestLinked inTumblrRedditFacebook MessengerMore SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Yonhap) — Kim Jong-un’s dear sister, Kim Yo-jong, is set to become the first member of North Korea’s ruling dynasty to set foot in the rival South this week. […]

Canadian Sub On Covert Mission To Bolster North Korea Surveillance

Canadian sub on covert mission to bolster North Korea surveillance By David Common, View Original February 6th, 2018 The submarine HMCS Chicoutimi arrives in an allied port after a surveillance patrol in Asia-Pacific waters. CBC News has agreed not to identify the sub’s current location, as it is carrying out classified operations in hot spots around […]

The CIA’s Shadow War Against North Korean Smuggling

  David Maxwell Comment:  “Key to the strategic strangulation (or extreme pressure) campaign.” Excerpts: Pompeo’s comment brings to mind cloak-and-dagger images: Spies and double agents working crooked businessmen, satellite analysts pouring over images of North Korea, and Navy SEALS monitoring ships. Based on what we know, cracking the black market that supports Kim Jong-un’s regime […]