04/17/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/17/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. The Case for Maximizing Engagement With North Korea 2.  U.S.- Japan Joint Leaders’ Statement: “U.S. – JAPAN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW ERA” 3. SOCKOR Dedicates Headquarters Campus After Medal of Honor Recipient 4. Suga says he is prepared to meet […]

04/15/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/15/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. N. Korea may resume nuclear, ICBM testing: intelligence chief 2. N. Korea marks late founder’s birthday with celebrations, no signs of provocations yet 3. “Worst-Ever Situation” or Not (north Korea) 4. Sinpho South Shipyard: Submersible Missile Test Barge Returns to Secure […]

04/14/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/14/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1.  ODNI Releases 2021 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community 2. Unconventional Warfare and Foreign Internal Defense in the Joint Doctrine Encyclopedia 3.  Will Afghanistan Become a Terrorism Safe Haven Once Again? 4. Afghanistan’s Situation Didn’t Change. American […]

04/14/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/14/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. N. Korea may be considering resumption of nuclear testing this year: U.S. report 2. N.Korea Backtracks on Ban of Open-Air Markets 3. North Korea Could Have 250 Nuclear Weapons by 2027, Report States 4. Sanctions on North Korea effective despite illicit […]

04/12/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/12/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Former N. Korean child beggar runs for local election in U.K. 2. ‘Worst ever’ threat to Kim Jong Un’s rule 3.  U.S.,S. Korea: KN-23 shows irregular trajectory including pull-up maneuver 4. Iran Calls On South Korea To Release Funds Frozen Under […]

04/11/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/11/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Bolton: North Korea Unlikely to Denuclearize Under Kim 2. Google sees new trick in renewed North Korea cyber attacks 3. COVAX Vaccine Supply to N. Korea before May Unlikely 4. N. Korea marks 9th anniversary of Kim Jong-un’s leadership with call […]

04/08/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/08/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. South Korean Conservatives Are on the Rise a Year Before Presidential Election 2. FDD | North Korean Human Rights Should Unite the U.S.-ROK Alliance, Not Divide It 3. General Officer Assignments – USAF (new SOCKOR Commander) 4. South Koreans See […]

04/07/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/07/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Sinpo South Shipyard Update: North Korea Moves Submersible Missile Test Stand Barge 2. Sinpho South Shipyard: Repositioning of the Submersible Test Barge 3. N. Korea moves submersible missile test stand barge: U.S. think tank 4. More movement in North further raises […]

04/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Biden’s Great-Power Test Begins 2. Opinion | Anti-China is not anti-Asian 3. U.S. could consider boycotting 2022 Beijing Olympics with allies 4. U.S. State Department backs away from the idea of a Beijing Olympics boycott 5. Letter From Former Senior National […]

04/06/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/06/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. The Japan-US Summit and Cooperation With South Korea 2. Detente May Be an Option With North Korea 3. North Korean workers in Russia defect to South Korea 4. U.S. takes alliance commitment with S. Korea very seriously: Pentagon spokesman 5. North Korea […]

04/04/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/04/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. KNDA chancellor casts critical eye on Korea-US alliance in new book 2. NK’s denuclearization receives fresh attention at top security meetings 3. Pyongyang hunkers down to explore next move 4. US, China push South Korea into tricky balancing act 5. US, Japan, […]

04/02/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/02/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Denuclearization will be at center of new N. Korea policy: State Dept. 2. U.S. ‘very much open’ to feedback from allies on N. Korea policy 3. Reaching Underground Believers & Guiding Others in Flight: Silent Partners Assist North Koreans under […]

04/01/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/01/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. UN Panel of Experts Report on north Korea 2. Russia says Pyongyang facing severe shortages 3. North’s hackers stole $316 million, says UN report 4. U.S. says it will hold North ‘accountable’ for human rights abuses 5. S.Korea Must Be Prepared for […]

03/31/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/31/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 2. 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Republic of Korea 3. HRNK Quoted 27 Times in the U.S. Department of State’s Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 2020 Human […]

03/30/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/30/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Vice-Director of Information and Publicity Department of WPK Central Committee Kim Yo Jong Releases Statement 2. N.K. leader’s sister slams Moon as ‘parrot’ repeating Washington’s ‘gangster-like logic’ 3. Cheong Wa Dae calls N. Korea’s criticism of President Moon ‘regrettable’ 4. Law […]

03/29/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/29/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. North Korean official says Biden criticism of missile launches reveals ‘deep-seated hostility’ toward country 2. N. Korea threatens U.S. in response to Biden’s warning 3. Minister urges N. Korea to respond to calls for humanitarian cooperation 4. North Korean authorities encourage […]

03/28/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/28/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Biden’s Great North Korea Mistake: Pushing China to ‘Solve the Problem’ 2. Analysis | North Korea conducted more missile tests. What happens next? 3. Biden can’t afford to laugh-off Kim Jong Un’s provocations 4. Joe Biden and North Korea: A Crisis […]

03/26/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/26/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Riley Murray.   1. Top general: Afghan forces need US troops to fight Taliban 2. FDD | Iran must come clean on its nuclear deception 3. United States Seizes Websites Used by Foreign Terrorist Organization 4. Opinion | Biden faces the world’s most […]

03/26/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/26/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Riley Murray.   1. Six North Korean Soldiers Cross River Border to Escape to China 2. It Is Time for a Realistic Bargain With North Korea 3. North Korean Survey Reveals More than 100 Deaths, 13,000 ‘Suspected’ COVID-19 Cases in One Province 4. North […]

03/25/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/25/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. N. Korea’s missile launch may be timed to precede Biden’s first press briefing: NIS 2. S. Korea deeply concerned about N. Korea’s projectile launch: NSC 3. Gov’t Becomes Craven Lackey of N.Korean Dictatorship 4. Clarity, not ambiguity 5. How dangerous is North […]

03/24/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/24/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. ‘Land Forces Are Hard To Kill’: Army Chief Unveils Pacific Strategy 2.  Russia, China and the United States: First Shots 3. Opinion | China Doesn’t Respect Us Anymore — for Good Reason 4. China exploits US-Philippine strategic weakness 5. Army revamping […]

03/24/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/24/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. North Korea conducts first weapons test of Biden’s presidency 2. North Korea fires short-range missiles in challenge to Biden administration 3.  Pyongyang missile test a ‘mild’ challenge to Biden 4. S.Korea Keeps Hands off N.Korea Rights Resolution 5. N. Korea fired two […]

03/23/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/23/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Xi, Kim share messages reaffirming China-N. Korea alliance 2. Cost-sharing deal to bolster alliance 3. ‘Seoul’s nuclear pursuit would harden NK’s atomic ambitions’ 4. Quad not on table for Korea-India defense ministerial talks: Seoul 5. Is US pressure on China, North Korea […]

03/22/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/22/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. ‘Denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula’: Pyongyang’s trick language for keeping its nukes 2. 5 Takeaways From Investigating Covert Oil Deliveries to North Korea 3. South Korea Hints It May Strengthen Military Ties With Japan 4. U.S. Flags Human Rights Concerns in S.Korea […]

03/20/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/20/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Voice of America:  [Washington Talk] “The Biden Administration… Commitment to ‘Denuclearization of North Korea’” 2. Fear and Insecurity: Addressing North Korean Threat Perceptions 3. Time For South Korea to Take the Lead on North Korea 4. President Biden And The Making Of A […]

03/17/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/17/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. South Korea’s ruling party objects to cost-sharing deal for U.S. troops 2. US has assessed North Korea could be preparing to carry out first weapons test since Biden took office 3. U.S. general says North Korea might flight test new […]

03/16/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/16/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. FDD | Ahead of U.S.-ROK Meeting, Unresolved Policy Disputes Still Trouble the Alliance 2. It Will Be Hard to See Again Spring Days Three Years Ago (Kim Yo Jong’s Statement about ROK/US Training) 3. Biden aides bristled when Justice official […]

03/15/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/15/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1.  Seoul shouldn’t hesitate joining the Quad initiative 2. S. Korea, U.S. to initial defense cost-sharing deal after ‘two plus two’ meeting: sources 3. North Korea ‘not responding’ to US contact efforts 4. U.S. working as middleman to help Korea-Japan relations 5. North […]

03/14/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/14/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Former U.S. nuke negotiator urges Seoul, Washington to refrain from large-scale military exercises 2. Exclusive: North Korea unresponsive to behind-the-scenes Biden administration outreach – U.S. official 3. Thaad fallout needs to serve as a “wakeup call” for Seoul: Daalder 4. Biden, […]

03/11/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/11/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. The U.S. Military and South Korea Must Train to Deter North Korea 2. South Korea to Pay U.S. More Under New Troop Cost-Sharing Agreement 3. U.S. Commander Skeptical on North Korea’s Claim of New Missile 4. World powers ignoring North Korea […]