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future weaponsUS 2019 Missile Defense Review Expanded to Include Hypersonic Missile Threats

The 2019 Missile Defense Review (MDR) has been expanded to offensive missile threats includes non-ballistic systems. The US will defend against advanced cruise missiles and hypersonic weapons. There is a 24-page 2019 Missile Defense Review Summary. There will be a …

asiaWill North Korea Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Production and Stabilize with South Korea?

In a New Year’s Day speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made an offer toward denuclearization. Kim indicated that North Korea wants a deal and is interested in another summit. Kim would put nuclear production capability as part of negotiations. …

geopoliticalNorth Korea agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

North Korea offers to permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country’s nuclear program. After a summit in …

chinaChina’s Navy is triple Taiwan’s Navy but a D-Day type invasion would be tough

The Pentagon report indicates that China’s navy and air assets are about ten times Taiwan’s capabilities but assesses a Chinese amphibious D-Day invasion as a risky and challenging operation for China. China has military capabilities which could successfully intervene in …

droneUS Strategic Command General thinks there is potential and some movement towards North Korean denuclearization

General John Hyten says the prospects for the potential denuclearization of North Korea are moving in a positive direction since the Singapore summit. He is the Commander, United States Strategic Command. USSTRATCOM is responsible for strategic deterrence, global strike, and …

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 …