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US, S Korea set up wartime unit to destroy North’s nukes

On September 4, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Asia One South Korea said Thursday it would create a joint military unit with the United States, as a report suggested the contingent would target North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction if...

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North Korea Redeploys Tanks, Troops, Weapons From DMZ To China Border

On August 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: ChinaTopix North Korea has redeployed dozens of tanks from the South Korean Demilitarized Zone to the Chinese border, reports from South Korea said Wednesday. South Korean sources speculated the movement of tanks,...

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

On July 24, 2014 by stratagem
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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...

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Chinese Oil Embargo Paralyzes N.Korean Army

On July 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: ChoSun Ilbo The North Korean military is experiencing a dire fuel shortage due to a Chinese oil embargo that has lasted for five months. “Military units are making do without vehicles during...

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U.S. military applies AirSea Battle concept in Korea

On June 19, 2014 by stratagem
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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...

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

On May 16, 2014 by stratagem
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          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...

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The secret group that “controls everything” in North Korea

On May 13, 2014 by stratagem
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              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...

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

On May 11, 2014 by stratagem
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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...

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

On April 5, 2014 by stratagem
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            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...

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

On March 17, 2014 by stratagem
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                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...

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

On March 9, 2014 by stratagem
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                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...

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Tripoli deploys troops as East Libya exports oil

On March 8, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: World Bulletin A group of armed protesters who have been seizing oil ports in eastern Libya said on Saturday they had started exporting oil, with their first shipment going to a North...

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North Korea’s Rare Earths Could be Game Changer

On January 18, 2014 by stratagem
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  Source: VOA A recent geological study indicates North Korea could hold some 216 million tons of rare earths, minerals used in electronics such as smartphones and high definition televisions. If verified, the...

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

On January 7, 2014 by stratagem
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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,...

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The Global Conflicts|Hot Spots to Watch in 2014

The Global Conflicts|Hot Spots to Watch in 2014

On December 24, 2013 by stratagem
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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...

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RAND: Doomsday scenario plan would divide North Korea

RAND: Doomsday scenario plan would divide North Korea

On September 25, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: BBC It sounds like a doomsday scenario drawn up by strategists at the height of the Cold War. Chinese armies move south into the Korean peninsula and collide with American and South...

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Japan likely to mull pre-emptive strike ability in defence update

Japan likely to mull pre-emptive strike ability in defence update

On August 21, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Yahoo/Reuters Japan is likely to start considering acquiring the ability to launch pre-emptive military strikes in an update of its basic defense policies, the latest step away from the constraints of its...

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