Category South Korea

Thoughts On Strategy For The Korean Peninsula

David Maxwell’s remarks last week at the Institute for Korean-American Studies (ICAS) conference on The Korean Peninsula Issues and United States National Security.  His contact info is at the bottom of this article.   http://www.icasinc.org/2017/2017f/2017fdsm.html Thoughts on Strategy for the Korean PeninsulaDavid S.Maxwell Georgetown University Let me just begin with a few framing remarks: We have successfully […]

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.com View Original October 18th, 2017 Xi Jinping WASHINGTON: The president of China, seeming to cast aside the better part of four millennia of Chinese tradition, declared today that he sees “a new historic juncture in China’s development,” one that clearly calls for his country to flex its global muscles and change […]

The Confession Of The Commander Of China’s Aircraft Carrier Liaoning [[

http://www.eastpendulum.com/la-confession-du-commandant-de-porte-avions-liaoning [Machine translation from the French] The confession of the commander of aircraft carrier Liaoning [[ BY HENRI KENHMANN  14 OCTOBER 2017 · · · “I am waiting for you on board our aircraft carrier …”, it is with this simple sentence that Rear Admiral LIU Zhe (刘 喆), commander of aircraft carrier Liaoning , closed a television broadcast aired in […]

Fateful Failure: The Lost Opportunity To Terminate The Kim Il Sung Dynasty

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’s comment:  I am currently reading the author, Robert Kim’s new book (Project Eagle: The American Christians of North Korea in World War II).    He has also […]

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea www.politico.com View Original October 15th, 2017 Last Monday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general with a legendary appetite for military history, ticked off a list of book recommendations to a crowd of U.S. Army leaders and supporters—titles that might help […]

9 Ways The U.S. Could Bomb North Korea’s Deepest Bunkers

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, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  For those who are interested in a pre-emptive strike.  Though getting some of these devices to any one of the 5000 or so underground facilities may be challenging. […]

U.S. Spy Planes Kept Eye On Chinese Scientists During Research Expedition Near Guam

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2113883/us-spy-planes-kept-eye-chinese-scientists-during U.S. Spy Planes Kept Eye On Chinese Scientists During Research Expedition Near Guam The Kexue oceanographic ship had regular low flyovers from US Navy P3-Orion surveillance aircraft while investigating a seamount southeast of Guam PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 October, 2017, 2:32pm UPDATED : Thursday, 05 October, 2017, 7:18am Stephen Chen China’s most advanced research […]

Russia To Donate Kalashnikovs, Trucks And Munitions To Philippines

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-russia-defence/russia-to-donate-kalashnikovs-trucks-and-munitions-to-philippines-idUSKBN1CG1H0 #WORLD NEWS OCTOBER 11, 2017 / 7:49 AM / 2 DAYS AGO Russia to donate Kalashnikovs, trucks and munitions to Philippines Reuters Staff · · MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday announced that Russia would donate defense hardware to support the military’s fight against pro-Islamic State militants, who he said could […]

Shaping Eurasia’s Future: Unintended Consequences of Abrogating Iran’s Nuclear Deal

——————————————————– https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/nuclear-deal-abrogation-consequences/ Shaping Eurasia’s Future: Unintended Consequences of Abrogating Iran’s Nuclear Deal By Dr. James M. DorseyOctober 13, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore43 Iranian flags in Behesht-e Zahra, Tehran, Iran, image via Flickr CC BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 613, October 13, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: US President Donald J. Trump’s targeting of the two-year-old agreement curtailing Iran’s ability to produce […]

A British Voice In North Korea: A Threat To The Regime?

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 why broadcasting into north Korea is so important and a good investment.  Those 11% become key communicators who pass news of the outside world to […]