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  • America's Patriot Missiles Are a Real Threat to North Korea

    Kris Osborn Security, Asia How so? Rasch said the upgraded Patriot also includes the latest engineering for a phased array tracking radar intercept on the PATRIOT Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) - also known as PAC-3 MSE. The Army recently completed another operational test of its upgraded PATRIOT missile, engineered with next-generation radar, electronics, software and fire control technology to enable the weapon to destroy a wider range of enemy attacks,...

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  • Lessons to be Learned from Negotiating with North Korea

    There are lessons to be learned from our negotiating experience with North Korea a quarter century ago. This is true

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  • America Can't Fight Its Way Out of Its North Korea Mess

    Daniel L. Davis Security, Asia Guns won't work here. Key point: War would only kill millions and make America's problems worse. Last Friday National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster emphatically told reporters that despite what many have said to the contrary, “there is a military option” for North Korea. Tuesday afternoon at the United Nations, President Trump went even further, saying that if he felt certain conditions warranted it, then he would have no choice “but to totally destroy North...

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  • The Real Reason Why America Built the B-1 Bomber

    Robert Farley History, Americas The Soviet Union. Reagan was more interested in pushing the Soviet Union to its limits, and analysis of the cost of the Soviet air defense network reinforced the idea that a new strategic bomber would put the USSR at a cost disadvantage. The B-1A was reworked into the B-1B which was slower, somewhat less expensive and had a smaller radar cross-section. Earlier this year, the U.S. Air Force announced plans to retire the B-1B Lancer (also known as the “Bone”) in...

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  • A More Realistic Approach to the Economic Side of Nuclear Negotiations with North Korea

    As the US and North Korea prepare to resume working-level negotiations, it is hoped that both sides have been able

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  • How America Stopped China and North Korea from Winning the Korean War

    Warfare History Network History, Asia A big win in a much longer battle for Korea. Key point: Stopping the Spring offensive was one important step in a much longer political battle. By mid-April 1951, the war in Korea was nearly 10 months old. United Nations forces had suffered a reversal of fortunes in late 1950 with the entry of Communist China into the war, losing the South Korean capital of Seoul but later regaining it. Now the U.S. Eighth Army, a multinational force that was dominated by...

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  • The Real North Korea Threat Isn't a War (Think Collapse Instead)

    Priya Sethi Security, American and South Korean forces are prepared for such a scenario. ROK forces must also be prepared to provide humanitarian assistance and emergency relief. The U.S. can assist by providing advisory support to build capacity in disaster relief delivery and crisis planning. The U.S. should encourage the ROK government and private sector to build greater stockpiles of portable water, medical supplies, food rations and temporary shelters that the military can reach upon for...

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