Only a Fool Would Trust Rogue State USA

The United States suffers from a chronic trust deficit, to put it mildly. Anything that its leaders say must be weighed against years of deception and relentless criminal conduct by US governments. Only a fool would trust anything that comes out of Washington. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Chinese President Xi Jinping at the weekend, vowing … Continue reading Only a Fool Would Trust Rogue State USA

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No One Needs Another Korean War

Panmunjom, the ‘peace village’ on the incredibly tense demilitarized zone (aka DMZ) between North and South Korea, is one of the weirdest places I’ve ever visited. Tough North Korean soldiers lurk about, watched by equally tough South Korean troops in one-way sunglasses and an aggressive judo ‘warrior’ stance. When I was filming at Panmunjom, we … Continue reading No One Needs Another Korean War

Is War in Asia Just Around the Corner?

Military tensions Rise in East and Southeast Asia. The month of March is turning out to be a “hot” one in terms of military exercises, drills and posturing. Diplomatic efforts are being overshadowed by high profile, multi-lateral military exercises in the South China Sea, and the Sea of Japan. As China attempts to deescalate tensions … Continue reading Is War in Asia Just Around the Corner?

South Korean navy's war supply ship Cheonji (R) refuels KDX-II destroyer Choi Young © South Korean Navy / Reuters

US Carrier to Arrive for Joint Drills with South Korea as Pyongyang Warns of ‘Merciless’ Strikes

A US Navy aircraft carrier group is expected to arrive in South Korea on Wednesday to take part in joint annual drills, the US military announced. It comes after the North warned of “merciless” attacks if its sovereignty is violated during the exercises. The strike group will arrive at the port city of Busan on … Continue reading US Carrier to Arrive for Joint Drills with South Korea as Pyongyang Warns of ‘Merciless’ Strikes

Is the US Preparing for War Against North Korea?

A dangerous confrontation is rapidly emerging on the Korean Peninsula between the United States and North Korea, with the potential to plunge North East Asia and the rest of the world into a catastrophic conflict between nuclear-armed powers. Amid a barrage of commentary in the American and international media inflating the threat posed by the … Continue reading Is the US Preparing for War Against North Korea?

All Out War is “On the Table”: U.S. Considers First-Strike Attack against North Korea

The publication called Business Insider is carrying a story promoting a US first-strike attack on North Korea. The article includes a quote from the Wall Street Journal that reads, “An internal White House review of strategy on North Korea includes the possibility of military force or regime change to blunt the country’s nuclear-weapons threat, people familiar with the process … Continue reading All Out War is “On the Table”: U.S. Considers First-Strike Attack against North Korea

Korean Crisis Ahead? A Growing Tinderbox in the South

As the first military hardware associated with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, commonly called THAAD, arrives in the southern region of the Korean Peninsula, the tensions around and within the  region seem to be escalating. A number of ongoing crises in South Korea are starting to take their toll, and could have regional and … Continue reading Korean Crisis Ahead? A Growing Tinderbox in the South

In this photo provided by U.S. Forces Korea, trucks carrying U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system arrive at the Osan air base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, March 6, 2017. © AP Photo/ U.S. Force Korea

The Korean Crisis, the US’ Next Phase of Pan-Eurasian Containment

The security situation has markedly deteriorated on the Korean Peninsula in recent days following the North’s latest missile test, which Pyongyang antagonistically said was a drill for striking US bases in Japan in response to the latest US-South Korean military exercises that it rightly views as a sign of hostility. These surprise launches prompted the … Continue reading The Korean Crisis, the US’ Next Phase of Pan-Eurasian Containment