Category South Korea

China Adds Advanced Missiles To South China Sea Islands: Pentagon Plans Major Response To Chinese Hegemony

China Adds Advanced Missiles to South China Sea Islands Pentagon plans major response to Chinese hegemony Share Tweet Email This photo shows an aerial shot of part of mischief reef in the disputed Spratly islands / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz June 14, 2018 5:00 am China’s military has stepped up militarizing disputed islands in the […]

Why North Korean Cyber Attacks May Mushroom

The comment highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David  Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP, David Maxwell Comment:  “We had better be prepared for the increase.  I just spent some time working with a young researcher who really knows and understands the north’s cyber capabilities […]

North Korea’s Dispersed And Hidden Weapons Complex Highlights The Challenge Of Denuclearization

Two different views: “ ‘Zero warheads’ is not on the table as long as the Kim family rules in Pyongyang,” said Robert Litwak, a North Korea expert and senior vice president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a Washington think tank. “Their long game is not to lose the short game — and that […]

Ending U.S.-ROK Military Exercises: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The comment highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell Comment:  “Good analysis and recommendations here from  Bill McKinney who has a tremendous amount of expertise in Korea and PACOM (now INDOPACOM).  I can live with this.   […]

Kim’s Nukes And The Giant In The Room Kim’s nukes and the giant in the room By Daniel Gallington ANALYSIS/OPINION: Assuming Kim Jong-un has — so far — agreed to “complete denuclearization,” whatever that means, in exchange for the suspension of U.S.ROK military exercises. Where do we go from here? Well, get ready folks, because there is nothing quite like negotiating with an […]

POTUS Trump; Frank Sinatra; North Korea; And A Marathon

POTUS Trump; Frank Sinatra; North Korea; And A Marathon      POTUS Trump’s meeting in Singapore with North Korean dictator [I call him ‘Dr. Evil] Kim Jong-Un is a very historic moment in time; and, depending on how these talks ultimately conclude — could be the most historic agreement between two warring nations […]

China’s Master Plan: A Global Military Threat: By Hal Brands

Excerpts: Now, as the first in a series of columns on this phenomenon that Bloomberg Opinion will publish in the coming days, I’ll delve into another issue with enormous implications for U.S.-China relations and American interests: the rise of China as a more globally oriented military power.   …   Even as Beijing challenged U.S. […]

What’s Next For U.S. Troops In South Korea? A Look At Possible Scenarios

What’s next for US troops in S. Korea? A look at possible scenarios Stars and Stripes ANALYSIS A soldier from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division trains last year at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Paju, South Korea. MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES By KIM GAMEL | Stars and Stripes | Published: June […]

Peace With Pyongyang: Legal Implications For The United States And South Korea

Excerpt: A peace treaty may not be the only way to achieve progress in the resolution of the Korean Question, but it is hard to think of a more straightforward, flexible and impactful instrument in this context. At the same time, it is important to note that purposefully delaying or obstructing peace for leverage on […]

Bringing Real News To North Koreans What the Truth Could Do To Pyongyang

Conclusion: No matter what happens at the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore [7], increasing pressure on the regime by significantly ramping up support for foreign information campaigns is a must. This option is low-hanging fruit: relatively cheap and easy while actually impactful. It will provide North Korean citizens with alternative sources of information and help to […]