William Lind: China’s fateful decision about North Korea

A poster depicting North Korea's military power is displayed in the communist state and released by North Korea Central News Agency, 31 January 2003.

Summary: William Lind gives a brilliant analysis of the situation in East Asia -- North Korea's provocations, China's fateful choices, and the response of our allies if they choose unwisely. Trump's visit to Asia provides an opportunity for him to display Bismarck-level geopolitics.   "The North Korean Threat to China" By William S. Lind. From … Continue reading William Lind: China’s fateful decision about North Korea

Cut through the propaganda about North Korea

North Korea missile launch - Sky News

Summary: North Korea's latest missile test has Washington in a frenzy. Let's review the facts, debunk the myths, and look at an alternative to sabre-rattling our way to a nuclear war. (1)  "Pyongyang Fires a Second Missile Over Japan" Excerpt from Stratfor, 15 September 2017. North  Korea shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down … Continue reading Cut through the propaganda about North Korea

Martin van Creveld explains our phony war with North Korea

Summary: Martin van Creveld explains our dance with North Korea, fierce talk but little action, seeing what our journalists and geopolitical experts don't. "The atomic bomb is the Second Coming in Wrath." --- Winston Churchill, on hearing about the Trinity test. From Harvey H. Bundy's "Remembered Words" in The Atlantic, March 1957.   "And Pray, Sir, … Continue reading Martin van Creveld explains our phony war with North Korea

Is North Korea or China the bigger threat to America?

North Korea Poster

Summary: Attention swirls around North Korea (the DPRK), capturing the attention of Washington. But the situation might differ from its press clippings. China often leverages the DPRK's bellicose and deviant behavior to its advantage. While the DPRK persists in its missile-rattling, we should not ignore China pulling its puppet's strings to create a diversion to distract our … Continue reading Is North Korea or China the bigger threat to America?

We’ve attacked yet another nation. How long until somebody hits back?

Summary: We feel big and bold, waging one-sided cyber attacks on other nations.  Without warning. Shredding US and international law, including UN treaties signed and approved by the Senate. We are creating the precedents for this new form of war. Eventually we will become a target, vulnerable because of our extraordinary reliance on high-tech system. Probably … Continue reading We’ve attacked yet another nation. How long until somebody hits back?