Op-Ed: How to neutralize North Korea’s nuclear threat without starting a world war · by ABC News · September 18, 2017 In the past two months, the calculus of the threat from North Korea has fundamentally changed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has demonstrated a missile that could range most of America, has detonated a thermonuclear bomb at […] Trump considering closing US embassy in Cuba, Tillerson says ·         Secretary of state: diplomats’ health problems ‘a very serious issue’ ·         ‘Sonic attack’ among theories for hearing loss, concussions and more  A 2015 photo shows the US embassy in Havana. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images · · · ·         View more sharing options Shares 149 Associated Press in […]

Arming Ukraine is a Sensible Option  Sep 17, 2017  GSSR  Europe, International Security, Military & Defense, The Forum  0 By: Patrick Savage, Columnist Photo Credit: New York Times Following a visit to Ukraine by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis in August, the debate over whether the United States should provide defensive weapons to Ukraine’s military in the fight against […]

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments on the article are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell Comments:  We should shoot down the missile when it is on azimuth to hit a US or allied target. There is no iron dome that can shoot down […]

Catastrophe on the Yalu: America’s intelligence failure in Korea By Bruce Riedel, View Original September 13th, 2017 The American intelligence community’s experience with the People’s Republic of China and North Korea began with a disaster, a catastrophic intelligence failure in 1950 that cost the lives of thousands of Americans. Worse, it was a self-imposed disaster—the result […]

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell provided some comments highlighted in blue below about this article.  Col. Maxwell’s contact info is at the bottom of this email.  RCP David Maxwell Comments:  Option two is quite the recommended gamble that throws the ROK under the bus and fully supports the north Korean strategy (a main pillar of which […]

Chuck Hagel: Lessons in Ken Burns’ Vietnam War documentary apply today · by Joseph Morton / World-Herald Bureau WASHINGTON — Americans can find lessons that apply today in filmmaker Ken Burns’ new project “The Vietnam War,” former Defense Secretary and Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel said after seeing much of it. “We’re at a point in our […]

HENRY MARK HOLZER LEGAL AND POLITICAL COMMENTARY Re: Ken Burns’s forthcoming documentary, The Vietnam War Be skeptical of Ken Burns’ documentary: The Vietnam War by Terry Garlock Some months ago I and a dozen other local veterans attended a screening at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta – preview of a new documentary on […]

Note the persistent references to the highway being useful for military purposes.  RCP Highway in Tibet opens South Asia to China (Global Times)    08:34, September 18, 2017 Road links China with Nepal, boosts economy economy (File photo by The Tibet highway between Xigaze airport and Xigaze city center officially opened to the public on […] Capitain Jack Blog Sokol Killer Drone Analysis On Sep 14 2017 a successful drone drone test has taken place in Ukraine. The Sokol (or Sokil – eng Falcon) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV). But rather than holding a separate high-explosive warhead, the drone itself is the main munition. This was stated by Oleksandr Turchinov, […]