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 […]

04/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1. Statement From Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby on 4-Star Reviewer Appointment on Manda Bay Investigation 2. After War Zone Scandals, Special Operators Are Curbing Deployments and Investing in Ethics Training 3. Special Ops and CIA sabotage missions […]

04/13/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/13/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. <Inside N. Korea>Kim Jong-un regime orders emergency import of medicines:Medical care collapses due to trade restrictions by COVID-19, causing many deaths. 2. North Korea’s Leader Warns of Famine 3. North Korea Mobilizes Women to Solve Construction Labor Shortage 4. Former Moon […]

04/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Hybrid warfare, pandemic style 2. Inside the Fight for the Future of The Wall Street Journal 3. CCP Adviser Outlines Detailed Plan to Defeat US, Including Manipulating Elections 4. How a growing fight against a little-known ISIS affiliate pulled in […]

04/09/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/09/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. China’s Techno-Authoritarianism Has Gone Global 2.  A Tiny Particle’s Wobble Could Upend the Known Laws of Physics 3.  Sens. Menendez, Risch unveil bipartisan bill to counter China 4. Commerce Adds Seven Chinese Supercomputing Entities to Entity List for their Support […]

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 […]

04/05/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/05/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. China Knows S.Korea Is Weakest Link in U.S.’ Asia Alliances 2. Korea trapped in shifting sands of US-China rivalry 3. China urges S. Korea to make efforts to alleviate N. Korea sanctions 4. Impatient to resolve N. Korea issues, Seoul makes […]

04/05/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/05/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Do Russia or China Have ‘Limited’ or ‘Unlimited’ Political Goals? 2. Warning: Scrutinize Any Underlying Assumptions for China in the New National Security Strategy 3. U.S. and Its Allies Must Focus on Access Denial Against China’s Military 4. Changes to […]

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 […]

Today’s US National Security Headlines and Commentary @ SWJ

Today’s US National Security Headlines and Commentary @ SWJ News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Opinion | How Russia and China are attempting to rewrite cyberworld order 2. The U.S. system created the world’s most advanced military. Can it maintain an edge? 3. SOCOM is committing itself to attracting more women and […]

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 – National Security

03/28/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. The U.S. Doesn’t Know How to Treat Its Allies 2. Why the International Order Is Tilting Toward Autocracy 3. In Suez Canal, Stuck Ship Is a Warning About Excessive Globalization 4. Negotiating [Im]plausible Deniability: Strategic Guidelines for U.S. Engagement in […]

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 […]

03/23/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/23/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Intersectional imperialism: A wholesome menace 2. H.R. McMaster: Afghanistan is America’s longest war – it’s time for the delusion about it to end 3. Here’s what to expect in Taiwan’s new defense review 4. A historic exercise shows how […]

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 – National Security

03/20/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Antony Blinken’s Finest Hour 2. Americans are not unanimously war-weary on Afghanistan 3. Vaccine fears: Why inoculating the force will be difficult 4. On The Mindless Menace of Violence – Robert F. Kennedy 1968 5.  Perspective | Bipartisan political rhetoric about […]

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 […]

03/19/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/19/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. N. Korea says it will sever diplomatic relations with Malaysia for extraditing citizen to U.S. 2.  S. Korea, U.S. launch working-level policy dialogue 3.  Did Moon Block Use of ‘Denuclearization’ in Joint Statement with U.S.? 4. US Secretary of Defense says […]

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 – National Security

03/16/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin with Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Defense Minister Nobua Kishi Before Their Meeting 2. Surprise Attack: How China Could Start a War Against Taiwan 3. INDOPACOM Drafts Regional Strategy […]

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 – National Security

03/15/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Opinion | America’s partnerships are ‘force multipliers’ in the world (SECSTATE and SECDEF) 2. Quad Summit 2021: Why is China Rattled? 3. Taiwan’s cabinet reshuffle a response to China’s ‘unrestricted warfare’ 4. White House Weighs New Cybersecurity Approach After Failure […]

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 […]

03/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Trust in the military is declining, while its reputation remains high, according to new survey 2.  Top US, China Officials to Meet Next Week in Alaska 3. U.S. will likely bring up Uighurs, cyberattacks, Taiwan and Hong Kong in […]

03/10/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/10/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Biden Troop Deal With South Korea Calls for Modest Increases 2. New defense cost-sharing deal not to cover USFK’s off-peninsula missions: officials 3. S. Korea open to considering Quad membership, Cheong Wa Dae says 4. N. Korea poses ‘serious’ and […]