Category South Korea

Xi To Visit North Korea In June

Xi to Visit N.Korea in June View Original April 17th, 2018 Chinese President Xi Jinping is to visit North Korea in June for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Japan’s Yomiuiri Shimbun reported on Monday. Quoting sources in North Korea and China, senior Chinese diplomat Song Tao discussed the plans when he […]

Koreas Expected To Announce End Of 68-Year War

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. David Maxwell, and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  Should the below come true; and we get a deal between the Korea’s, the U.S., China, and Japan — then POTUS Trump will deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.  RCP, David Maxwell Comment:  […]

Beijing ‘Takes Aim At Taipei’ With ‘Last-Minute’ Live-Fire Drills In The Taiwan Strait 

Beijing ‘takes aim at Taipei’ with ‘last-minute’ live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait A military insider says the exercise, which includes China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier, was timed to coincide with a visit to Africa by Taiwan’s leader PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 April, 2018, 10:57pm UPDATED : Saturday, 14 April, 2018, 11:59am Comments: 135  Minnie Chan Liu Zhen […]

North Korea’s Navy: Keeping Kim’s Economy Afloat

David Maxwell Comment:  “I recommend going to the web site to learn about tracking the movements of north Korean shipping that continues to support the regime’s illicit activities.  The analysts at C4ADS have done cutting edge working tracking north Korean businesses, front companies, and shipping.” North Korea’s Navy: Keeping Kim’s Economy Afloat · by | […]

U.S. Demands South Korea Share Cost Of Deploying Strategic Assets Around Peninsula

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact is at the bottom of this page.  David has forgotten more about the Korean peninsula than I could learn; however, what I would add to David’s comment below is that this is likely a negotiating tactic and beginning.  It would […]

North Korea’s Other ‘Weapon’ Is Poised To Explode

Excerpts: In February, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the biggest financial contributor to TB control in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea since 2010, announced that it will close its programs there in June, citing challenges working in the country. The closure of programs is likely to lead to “massive stock […]

U.S. Considers Opening Embassy, Liaison Office In Pyongyang

U.S. considers opening embassy, liaison office in Pyongyang Posted April. 12, 2018 08:25, Updated April. 12, 2018 08:25 U.S. considers opening embassy, liaison office in Pyongyang. April. 12, 2018 08:25. by Jin-Woo Shin The Donald Trump administration is said to have begun to study incentives to be offered to North Korea at the upcoming […]

The Best Deal Trump Can Hope For From North Korea Is A Flawed One; Here’s Why That’s Okay

Opinion | The best deal Trump can hope for from North Korea is a flawed one. Here’s why that’s okay. The Washington Post · by Andrei Lankov · April 9, 2018 In this April 1 image taken from a video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, claps with South Korean Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Do Jong-whan […]

How POTUS Trump Dissolves The Gordian Knot

How Trump dissolves the Gordian knot Illustration on Trump and diplomacy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times more > Print By Victor Davis Hanson – – Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ANALYSIS/OPINION: The proverbial knot of Gordium was impossible to untie. Anyone clever enough to untie it would supposedly become the king of Asia. Many princes tried; all failed. When […]

Forecasting The Future Of Warfare

David Maxwell:  “A long important read with important history (and a “scorecard”).” Excerpt: How Did We Do? You Decide.   I gave up command of the Army War College in the summer of 2000. Gen. Rick Shinseki, chief of staff at the time, kindly asked that I stay on active duty another six months to […]