The US and the ROK Will Now Consider Deterring North Korea’s Use of Nuclear Weapons

The US and the ROK Will Now Consider Deterring North Korea’s Use of Nuclear Weapons

From reading the previous article, one could get the impression that, against the background of North Korea’s unprecedented missile activity and the likelihood of a seventh nuclear test by Pyongyang, there are growing calls in the US for an end to Pyongyang through sanctions, a pre-emptive strike or the deployment of nuclear weapons on the…

Are North and South Korea Rushing Blindly Towards the Danger Line?

Are North and South Korea Rushing Blindly Towards the Danger Line?

The events we all can see unfolding on the Korean peninsula at the moment are a good example of the “security dilemma,” in which a country upgrades its military potential to protect itself from its neighbor, but that neighbor sees its actions as an act of aggression and upgrades its own military, thus triggering an…

The Self-Licking Boot of US Militarism

The Self-Licking Boot of US Militarism

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ A new Bloomberg article titled “‘Sloppy’ US Talk on China’s Threat Worries Some Skeptical Experts” discusses the dangerous cycle in which pressures in the US political establishment to continually escalate hostilities with Beijing provokes responses that are then falsely interpreted as Chinese aggression. Bloomberg’s Iain Marlow writes:…

DPRK Launches Medium-Range Missile, Danger Line Is One Step Closer

DPRK Launches Medium-Range Missile, Danger Line Is One Step Closer

The current rise in tensions on the Korean peninsula is by no means over with US carrier group maneuvers and a series of short-range North Korean missile launches. It should be recalled that “in a previous episode” the US and ROK conducted naval exercises involving the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and, more importantly, resumed…