There is now evidence from credible analysts that the North Korean ICBM test shot had a problem: the warhead shredded on re-entry. That is good news for the United States and probably for anyone else facing a threat from North Korea, which certainly … [Read more...] about Are U.S. Missile Interceptors Any Good?
Fixing the Mess in Korea
To fix the mess in Korea, I've argued in “How to Create Regime Change in North Korea,” that we need to take two important steps. First, sponsor a government in exile to replace North Korea's Kim Jong-un regime. Second, put in place a nuclear missile … [Read more...] about Fixing the Mess in Korea
The New Stage of Cyber Warfare
The ongoing massive cyber hacking for ransom that at the time of this writing has reportedly affected 150 countries and at least 200,000 institutions was a disaster waiting to happen. The July 2009 North Korean cyber-attacks on the United States and … [Read more...] about The New Stage of Cyber Warfare
Dealing With north Korea- The Iranian Lesson
North Korea's growing nuclear threats and the proposed economic sanctions to pressure Kim Jong-un to negotiations are in the news. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to send "a message" to Pyongyang to stop its nuclear and ballistic … [Read more...] about Dealing With north Korea- The Iranian Lesson
Trump Not Reluctant to Use the ‘Big Stick’
United States President Theodore Roosevelt is often remembered for this succinct bit of foreign-policy advice: “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” He took his advice when he ordered a flotilla of naval vessels painted white and then dispatched it … [Read more...] about Trump Not Reluctant to Use the ‘Big Stick’
Is War Imminent?
Americans will be surprised, once again, when a global war starts. Surprises are not new to Americans: The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the German takeover of small countries starting WWII, the Korean War, and even WWI. The warning signs of the … [Read more...] about Is War Imminent?
Nuclear Weapons and Japan – Was Trump Right?*
Left: A screen at the General Satellite Control and Command Center shows the moment North Korea's Unha-3 rocket is launched in Pyongyang, North Korea, Dec. 12, 2012, despite international warnings. Thought the test failed, it was a clear sign of the … [Read more...] about Nuclear Weapons and Japan – Was Trump Right?*
ISIS’s Libyan Expansion
Left: Locations of ISIS presence and control in Libya. It has territorial control over the square outlined in black. Outlined in red are large cities where ISIS is present but not in control, while Misrata and Ajdabiya are on its agenda (Google … [Read more...] about ISIS’s Libyan Expansion
Obama’s Millennial Problems
President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address to Congress, along with calling Ukraine a Russian "client state", which infuriated the Ukrainians, referred to conflicts in the Middle East "...that date back millennia" It's not clear what … [Read more...] about Obama’s Millennial Problems
What Should Israel Worry About?
A former director of the Central Intelligence Agency recently stated that the intelligence community in the U.S. has a perfect record of identifying future threats: "We have never been right". The one thing we know nothing about is the future. … [Read more...] about What Should Israel Worry About?