President Donald Trump's former chief of staff John Kelly has dismissed theU.S.
Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia The North Koreans have seen to that. Key point: North Korea has worked hard to attain long-range military capabilities and a survivable nuclear deterrent. The United States has substantial air, land, and sea forces stationed in South Korea, as well as several units based in Japan and the western Pacific earmarked for a Korean contingency. Together, these forces far exceed the firepower of North Korea’s armed forces and represent a powerful deterrent not just...The National Interest
North Korea claims it has no cases of coronavirus, but skeptics point out its poor record of keeping out epidemics from China. The country is ill-equipped to identify diseases, much less contain them.NPR.org
Kyle Mizokami Security, These five weapons would see a lot of use. Key point: The need to properly secure the country’s weapons of mass destruction will necessitate an invasion of North Korea, much of which will come by sea. In the event of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula, U.S. and South Korean forces will root and and destroy the regime of Kim Jong-un. The need to properly secure the country’s weapons of mass destruction will necessitate an invasion of North Korea, much of which will come...The National Interest
Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia Aren't they allies? It's not so simple. Key point: North Korea has created a lot of problems for China. Amid all of the talk of military action on the Korean Peninsula, one major power is often left out of the discussion: China. The People’s Republic of China shares an 880 mile long border with its notoriously unpredictable neighbor, has a large army and values stable borders at any cost. In the event it deems military action necessary, what are Beijing’s options...The National Interest
Sebastien Roblin History, Asia America's military suffered a defeat at its hands before. Key point: North Korea is prepared for war. At noon sharp on October 12, 1950, the minesweeper USS Pirate had just completed a busy but productive morning off the North Korean port of Wonsan when everything went wrong at once. Hours earlier, the small, 625-ton vessel had led the five ships of Mine Division 32 based in Sasebo, Japan through two belts of contact mines laid in a channel just one mile wide,...The National Interest
Sebastien Roblin History, Americas Meet the F-100 Super Sabre. Key point: America’s first supersonic jet did not excel as a fighter and had beastly accident rate—but it still pioneered revolutionary new technologies and tactics On October 14, 1947, an orange-painted Bell X-1 piloted by Chuck Yeager became the first aircraft to break the sound barrier in level flight. Though the rocket-powered X-1 was an experimental design, it followed that improving jet engine technology would make a...The National Interest