Category Weapons Of Mass Destruction

OPINION | A Cold War Strategy To Defeat North Korea

David Maxwell Writes:  “An important OpEd.   As a follow-on to this excellent piece from John Lenczowski I recommend reading this report from last October:  An Information Based Strategy to Reduce North Korea’s Increasing Threat: Recommendations for ROK & U.S. Policy Makers Commander Fredrick “Skip” Vincenzo, USN October 2016 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/An-Information-Based-Strategy-to-Reduce-North-Koreas-Increasing-Threat.pdf or    Can South Korean-made TV dramas […]

SECDEF Mattis/SECSTATE Tillerson Op-Ed: “We’re Holding Pyongyang To Account”

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  I am curious for those who maintain these statistics.  How many joint OpEds are written by a sitting SECDEF and SECSTATE?  One thing that is overlooked is that there appears […]

Who Is Kim Jong Un And What Will He Decide To Do?

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:  Eerie and worrisome: Excerpt:  This is not a question of technical capability. North Korea has already demonstrated that it has made great advances in its missile program and […]

North Korea Comes Armed, Barricaded And With Hostages

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:  LTG Gregson argues for strong deterrence, focusing on our allies and friends, elevating our rhetoric to that of a great nation, and showing the big stick through actions as […]

Iran Is Closely Watching The U.S.-North Korea Stand-Off

_____________________________ https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/iran-is-closely-watching-the-us-north-korea-stand-off-1.619060 Iran Is Closely Watching The U.S.-North Korea Stand-Off Tehran’s sense of how far it can go will largely be shaped by what happens on the other side of Asia in the coming months Donald Trump’s improvised and unconvincing threats about “fire and fury” and being “locked and loaded” notwithstanding, the crisis over North […]

Deterring North Korea: The Next Nuclear-Tailoring Agenda

Commentary Deterring North Korea: The Next Nuclear-Tailoring Agenda David Santoro August 8, 2017 For special access to experts and other members of the national security community, check out the new War on the Rocks membership. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn North Korea is marching toward full-fledged nuclear-armed status, having conducted its first test of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in […]

NBC News Reports That B1 Bombers Are Key Component Of Any U.S. Military Strike North Korea’s Ballistic Missile & Nuclear Weapons Infrastructure

This is either a deliberate leak, as part of a sophisticated influence operations campaign designed to ‘win the war’ without going to war; or, yet another unauthorized leak.  RCP , fortunascorner.com   Aug 09, 2017 Exclusive: B-1 bombers key to a U.S. plan to strike North Korean missile sites NBC News has exclusive details of […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis Statement On North Korea

Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis 08/09/2017 11:53 AM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-286-17 Aug. 9, 2017 Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis The United States and our allies have the demonstrated capabilities and unquestionable commitment to defend ourselves from an attack. Kim Jong Un should take heed of the United Nations Security […]

Why Giving Ukraine Lethal Weapons Would Be A Massive Mistake

     Not surprising the liberal Wash Post would take this position.   And most importantly, this article is notable for what it doesn’t say — an inconvenient truth that is hugely important — yet completely overlooked by this paper.  In 1997, then POTUS Bill Clinton and his Secretary of Defense, Bill Perry, were on […]

North Korea Has Successfully Miniaturized A Nuclear Weapon — Potential Game-Changer

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page. One also has to assume that North Korea has, or will share their technology and techniques for miniaturization with Iran.  V/R, RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  This is the potential game changer we […]