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chinaPacific command believes China controls South China Sea in all scenarios short of war

There is a 50-page transcript and report on Advance Policy Questions for Admiral Philip Davidson, USN Expected Nominee for Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. The Commander, U.S. Pacific Command is responsible for deterring attacks against the United States and its territories, …

koreaSouth Korea thinks a peace agreement is North Korea is near

South Korea sees a path to a peace agreement with North Korea and an end to the over 65 years old state of war with North Korea. The Korean War never officially ended. Hostilities were suspended for all of these …

militaryNorth Korea-US is either denuclearization with maximum verification or War

Austin Bay is a contributing editor at StrategyPage.com and adjunct professor at the University of Texas in Austin. He describes the North Korea situation as denuclearization with maximum verification or war. Trump versus North Korea, 2018 edition: The U.S. and …

foodNorth Korea dangles denuclearization to try to get payoffs

Envoys from Seoul said that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told them he was ready to suspend weapons tests and hold candid talks with the U.S. to normalize relations, if the safety of his regime was guaranteed, the South Korean …

militaryUS ambassador Robert Wood says North Korea is months away from nuclear ICBM that can hit the USA

North Korea is only months away from obtaining the capability to hit U.S. territory with a nuclear weapon and must be disarmed, a U.S. envoy said on Tuesday, dismissing Pyonyang’s diplomatic thaw with South Korea as a “charm offensive” that …

future weaponsUS military behavior suggests they believe North Korean war will probably happen

Senator Tammy Duckworth said Americans simply are not in touch with just how close we are to war on the Korean peninsula. Duckworth said Kim Jong-un poses a serious and deadly threat to millions of people on the Korean peninsula, …

militaryRisk of War with North Korea still high

There has been some thawing of relations between North Korea and South Korea. North Korea has not had nuclear tests for a few months. North Korea and South Korea are having some communication and are trying to restart in person …

economic impactWhat is actually in the new US National Security Strategy

Here is a link to the 68 page US National Security Strategy. The National Security Strategy indicates that it puts America first. What seems to be different * US will be more aggressive in litigating and responding to trade and …

chinaAdvisors urge military mobilization in Northeast China because of high risks of Korean War

Wang Hongguang, former deputy commander of the Nanjing Military Region, warned that war could break out on the Korean peninsula at any time from now on until March when South Korea and the United States held annual military drills. “It …

future weaponsMore than an Oil Embargo is needed to crush North Korea’s nuclear program

US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that North Korea imported 15,000 barrels per day of crude oil from China in 2016, plus 6,000 bpd of refined products. This is about 1% of UK oil consumption. The EIA mentions that some …