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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...

    The National Interest
  • 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,...

    The National Interest
  • 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...

    The National Interest
  • How Many Millions Would Die if America and North Korea Went to War?

    Kyle Mizokami Security, How Trump would strike. Also on Okinawa is the sprawling Kadena Air Base, home of the 44th and 67th fighter squadrons, both of which fly the F-15C/D Eagle fighter. Kadena is also home to a squadron of K-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft, a squadron of E-3 Sentry airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft, and two rescue squadrons. Farther from a potential Korean battlefield (but still in missile range) Kadena would act as a regional support hub for...

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  • North Korea Has Figured Out How to Take on America in a War: Underground Air Bases?

    Kyle Mizokami Security, And that is just the start of Pyongyang's plan to 'dig in'.  Kim's underground military?  North Korea, one of the most secretive countries in the world, is no stranger to building underground military facilities. Whether a tunnel dug under the demilitarized zone designed to pass thousands of troops an hour, or bunkers to accommodate the regime’s leadership, North Korea has built extensive underground facilities designed to give it an edge in wartime. Recommended:...

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  • America Can Thank North Korea For Iran's Capable and Growing Submarine Force

    Mark Episkopos Security, Middle East The U.S. Navy is on notice. Key point: Iran's military may be far behind America's, but it has a capable submarine force. Tensions continue to mount between Washington and Iran, with every week bringing forth a new round of diplomatic threats and accusations. Most recently, Revolutionary Guards commander Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami gave a blistering speech in which he assured the Iranian parliament that the “vulnerability” of American aircraft carriers will...

    The National Interest
  • England patience wears thin as Joe Root tries to reignite Ashes momentum

    Joe Root gave his team a telling off in a meeting before play on Thursday in an attempt to stop Steve Smith ruining England’s Ashes fightback.

    The Telegraph