Category Weapons Of Mass Destruction

China Weaponized North Korea. Will It Now Disarm It?

China Weaponized North Korea. Will It Now Disarm It? By Gordon G. Chang, www.forbes.com View Original June 25th, 2017 “The two sides reaffirm their commitment to achieving the goal of complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization and maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula,” the United States and China stated on Friday. Beijing has always maintained it supported North […]

Iran Gets North Korean Expertise In Building Up,Testing And Hiding Its Ballistic Missiles

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/20/north-korea-helps-iran-accelerate-ballistic-missil/ Iran Gets North Korean Expertise In Building Up,Testing And Hiding Its Ballistic Missiles By Rowan Scarborough – The Washington Times – Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Iran has increased production and testing of ballistic missiles since the 2015 nuclear deal with the U.S. while playing permanent host to scientists from North Korea, which has the know-how to build and […]

Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him

Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him The White House wants to warm up to Moscow, eventually. But CIA veterans say we tried that. KIMBERLY DOZIER 06.25.17 12:00 AM ET  www.thedailybeast.com View Original June 25th, 2017 SEA ISLAND, Florida—The Russian intelligence officers picked up the American spies from Moscow’s […]

Same Army Lab In Anthrax Scare Might Have Also Lost Small Amount Of Sarin

Report: Same Army Lab In Anthrax Scare Might Have Also Lost Small Amount Of Sarin By Tara Copp, www.stripes.com View Original June 22nd, 2017 WASHINGTON — The same Army laboratory that mishandled anthrax in 2015 leading to a nationwide scare might also have lost a small amount of the chemical sarin, the Pentagon’s inspector general has found. […]

Former Acting CIA Dir./Mike Morell: Greatest Fear Is ‘Collapse Scenario’ In North Korea

Morell: Greatest Fear Is ‘Collapse Scenario’ In North Korea www.thecipherbrief.com View Original June 23rd, 2017 Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell on Thursday warned against the pressing threat of North Korea, suggesting that the country may have the capability to put a nuclear weapon on the continental U.S. “It’s a current threat, not a future threat,” […]

Why Neither North Korea Nor The United States Want All-Out War

Is this analysis the classic case of mirror imaging?  Is this wishful thinking; and, what we think Pyongyang is thinking from our Western viewpoint and biases?  What would this article look and read like — from a North Korean point of view?  RCP, fortunascorner.com Excerpts: A conventional war would likely lead to Kim’s ouster if […]

We Participated In Talks With North Korean Representatives. This Is What We Learned.

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP David Maxwell:  We need more than sanctions, we need to stop the regime’s illicit activities around the world if we are serious about executing a strategic strangulation campaign which is what Bruce and […]

Confidential Document Confirms North Korea Has A Nuclear Arsenal

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=3034946 Confidential Document Confirms North Korea Has Nuclear Arsenal June 22,2017 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made an order to maintain secrecy in the storage and management of atomic weapons, the JoongAng Ilbo learned from a confidential document, confirming that it possesses a nuclear arsenal. The JoongAng Ilbo obtained Wednesday a document from the Workers’ […]

China Proposes Halt To U.S. Military Exercises In South Korea: Beijing Brokering ‘Dual Suspension’ Of U.S. War Games & Nuke Missile Tests By Pyongyang

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/press-conference-recommendations-for-arming-ukraine-presented-by-general-breedlove-and-others-300477124.html China Proposes Halt to U.S. Military Exercises in South Korea at Talks Beijing brokering ‘dual suspension’ of U.S. war games and nuclear, missile tests by Pyongyang http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-proposes-halt-u-s-military-exercises-south-korea-talks/ US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is followed by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to conduct a two question press conference after meeting with Chinese State […]

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]