Category Archives: Korea

Phase Three of Operation Big Dawn – TTG

“BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has kicked off the third phase of Operation Big Dawn, tonight, a source told Al-Masdar News. According to the Syrian military, the army is going to push from the Hamimah … Continue reading

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Don’t even think about it – TTG

Earlier this evening, Colonel Lang asked me a fairly simple question. “What would you say is the actual deployment ground force capability?” Just from the top of my head, I gave the following response. “Since we're already committed in Iraq, Afghanistan … Continue reading

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MAYDAY KOREA! by William R. Polk (Part 2)

America on the Brink of Nuclear War (Part 2): What should we do?             In the first part of this essay, I gave my interpretation of the background of the current confrontation in Korea.  I argued that, while the past … Continue reading

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MAYDAY KOREA! by William R. Polk

  America on the Brink of Nuclear War (Part 1) The US and North Korea are on the brink of hostilities that if begun would almost certainly lead to a nuclear exchange.  This is the expressed judgment of most competent … Continue reading

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Guam rejoices!

"North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed his military's plans to rain "an enveloping fire" around the U.S. territory of Guam — but opted not to fire missiles at this time, according to state media. Despite the stand-down, some Guamanians … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy and IC consensus

  "North Korea’s longstanding assumption has been that the United States is too weak-willed to take on the exorbitant costs of war and that America will eventually acquiesce to a nuclear North Korea. President Trump’s statement that North Korea’s threats … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Unthinkable

Yesterday I raised the question of the reality or lack of it of the present crisis in relations between North Korea and the US.   Since then various people have sought to convince me that the statements and actions of the two … Continue reading

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Is the Korean war scare real?

  1.  Someone released to the Washington Post yesterday a supposed IC majority approved national intelligence estimate that concludes the North Koreans  already have miniaturized nuclear warheads that can be fitted to some sort of delivery system. 2.  The UN … Continue reading

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Forget the ME, think Korea

"Merry Christmas from Korea land of lice and diarrhea, from this land that we half mastered, Merry Christmas, you lucky bastards."  Korean War era Christmas card sent home to cheer everyone up. North Korea invaded the south in June, 1950.  … Continue reading

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North Korea’s Missile Program Progressing Faster Than Expected – Southfront

The North Korea missile program is progressing faster than expected, South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo said on Tuesday. He told the parliament that the Sunday missile test was successfull and pointed out that North Korea’s missile program was developing faster than … Continue reading

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