How U.S. special forces are preparing for the worst-case scenario in North Korea

Source: The Week Every year, the U.S. and South Korea team up for one of the world’s largest military exercises. Thousands of troops backed by fighter aircraft, strategic bombers, and Navy warships plan for the worst. But America’s elite Special… Continue Reading

U.S. military applies AirSea Battle concept in Korea

Source: Korea Herald The U.S. military is applying a new war-fighting concept to Korea in line with its efforts to enhance cooperation among armed services and more effectively handle security challenges, U.S. 7th Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas… Continue Reading

Japan PM Shinzo Abe eyes landmark change on limits to military combat abroad

          Source:  SCMP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a review of legal limits on the military’s ability to fight overseas on Thursday, signalling a potential landmark change in a security policy long constrained by… Continue Reading

The secret group that “controls everything” in North Korea

              Source: XIndex Jang Jin-sung, formerly poet laureate for North Korea, is one of its highest-ranking defectors and most vocal critics. A meteoric career that saw him also become chief propagandist in the United… Continue Reading

U.S. drone missions to monitor Chinese, N. Korean activities

Source: Japan News Full-scale large military drone operations will start shortly in Japan and its nearby airspace to monitor Chinese military activities and North Korea’s nuclear and missile development. The U.S. Air Force plans to deploy two Global Hawk unmanned… Continue Reading

US to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan by 2017 to rival China in Asia-Pacific, not North Korea

            Source: AP The U.S. will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said… Continue Reading

U.S. Navy SEALs Take Control of Oil Tanker Hijacked in Libya

                Source: NYT United States Navy commandos seized a fugitive oil tanker in the Mediterranean waters southeast of Cyprus on Monday morning, thwarting an attempt by a breakaway Libyan militia to sell its… Continue Reading

Mapping North Korea’s Military: What Is The Korean People’s Army Capable Of

                Source: IBT The U.S. Department of Defense released an in-depth report on North Korea’s military, breaking down a lot of previously unknown information about the combat capabilities of the pariah nation. The annual… Continue Reading

Asia-Pacific Pivot: U.S. Army to deploy mechanized infantry battalion to S. Korea

Source: Yonhap News The U.S. Army will deploy a mechanized infantry battalion made up of advanced battle tanks to South Korea to bolster defense on the peninsula as part of a rotational force, Seoul’s defense ministry said Tuesday. The battalion… Continue Reading

The Global Conflicts|Hot Spots to Watch in 2014

Source: The Atlantic As South Sudan, the world’s newest country, veers dangerously close to ethnic civil war, we’re already getting a glimpse of the international crises that could greet us in the new year. Now the Center for Preventive Action, an affiliate… Continue Reading