The U.S. Nuclear Shield isn’t enough for Japan and South Korea
Feb18

The U.S. Nuclear Shield isn’t enough for Japan and South Korea

Roughly 70,000 troops are split between South Korea and Japan remnants of wars past and along with those troops came part of the American nuclear arsenal. Non-nuclear weapons capable allies of the United States are often brought into the “nuclear shield” which ensures that if that nation is attacked with nuclear weapons the United States will respond in kind in defense of her ally. It’s a strong statement that almost guarantee’s no...

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Sorry North Korea but you are Now Within Range
Oct08

Sorry North Korea but you are Now Within Range

In a move that is likely to draw fire, possibly quite literally, from North Korea the United States is going to allow South Korea to finally develop longer range missiles that were previously banned due to fears about a regional arms race. South Korea will now be able to develop and deploy missiles with a range long enough to strike all of North Korea. The South will also be able to put large conventional payloads within shorter range...

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China’s Love Affair With North Korea
Jul14

China’s Love Affair With North Korea

I’ve been reading quite a bit of Foreign Policy magazine lately and I love their coverage on all things China. It’s refreshing to know that I’m not the only one who looks at China and sees an adversary. This article grabbed my attention more than the others because it focuses on how China props up North Korea while pretending that it doesn’t have much leverage over them. China likes having the Korean peninsula...

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Kim Jong-il Is Dead!
Dec19

Kim Jong-il Is Dead!

The infamous “Dear Leader” who ruled over the worlds most isolated nation has died at the age of 69 (His actual age is unknown). Kim had many illnesses that were largely hidden from the world but he apparently died suddenly during a Sunday morning train ride. North Korean state media reported that he died of a heart attack. He had been grooming his 27 (Exact age unknown) year old son Kim Jong Un to take over the isolated...

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Is the Son of Kim Jong-il Trying to Outspend His Father as the People Starve?
Sep19

Is the Son of Kim Jong-il Trying to Outspend His Father as the People Starve?

North Korea’s heir-apparent Kim Jong-Un a twenty-something year old who has clearly never missed a meal is spending an estimated $1.5 billion to build a series of luxurious homes and offices for himself including $150 million on just one of his personal estates next door to his father. And what heir-apparent of the world’s only communistic dynasty could possibly stop at just that? In pure Jong-il style the next in line to...

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