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The Pentagon’s Air and Sea Lift Deficit

Austin Bay, On May 2, U.S. Transportation Command commander Air Force General Darren McDew told the Senate Armed Services Committee that America doesn’t have enough supply ships, transport planes and tanker planes to move a large combat force to a distant battlefield (like Korea) and sustain that force. To win a war, warriors and weapons

Tillerson refuses to rule out nuclearization of Asian allies to keep North Korea in check

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, refused to rule out increased weaponization and even nuclearization of America’s East Asian allies to deter North Korean aggression. “We’re exchanging views,” Tillerson said, while standing a few feet within what is technically North Korean territory inside what is known as the Joint Security

Tillerson calls for ‘new approach’ to North Korea threat

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that the escalating threat from North Korea’s nuclear program showed a clear need for a “new approach,” although he stopped short of detailing what steps the Trump administration will pursue. Tillerson was speaking at a news conference following talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in

Woman’s headphones reportedly explode during flight after falling asleep

An unidentified woman travelling from Beijing to Melbourne last month reportedly suffered from burns on her face and hand after her headphones exploded on her face. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the incident occurred mid-flight on Feb. 19. The woman, who was not identified, told agents at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau that she

North Korea threat lingers at start of Tillerson’s first Asia trip

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to begin his first trip to Asia in his new role and will attempt to forge cooperation with important U.S. allies in the region, while downplaying fears that the U.S. is looking to isolate itself diplomatically. Tillerson will find shared anxiety at the North’s saber-rattling but less agreement

US buildup near Korean Peninsula aimed at ‘incapacitating’ Kim

A growing U.S. presence off the Korean Peninsula, which includes drone stations, military drills and even elite American special forces, is reportedly part of a plan aimed at “incapacitating” the rogue regime in Pyongyang should conflict break out. On Sunday, the U.S. declared it will permanently station unmanned missile capable drones in South Korea. The

The North Korea Syndrome

Lloyd Billingsley, When not assassinating relatives such his estranged half-brother Kim Jong-Nam, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has been launching missiles that fly perilously closer to U.S. allies such as Japan, and few doubt that the ultimate target is the American mainland. In response, as the Washington Times reported, the Trump administration seeks to deploy

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: From punchline to world menace

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, once a source of global ridicule, is no longer being treated as a joke now that the Hermit Kingdom’s destructive power can match his increasing belligerance. The 33-year-old, third-generation strongman has long been a punchline for everything from his “dangerous obsession with cheese” to his prodigious girth in a

Is it time for our dealmaker in chief to talk with North Korea?

Dr. Jim Walsh, North Korea’s recent missile tests will put new pressure on the Trump administration to choose a strategy for dealing with this pesky proliferator. The standard playbook is well known to those who have worked on the problem of North Korea: pressure China to pressure North Korea, toughen sanctions, reassure allies and push

America First? US Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump

Brian Birdnow, As readers, and everyone else in the world know right now, the USA had an election last November. The results of which still reverberate and are manifested in shock waves. The winning candidate had never held public office and showed little patience for the minutiae of public policy, especially in foreign affairs. The losing

Global Leaders Rattle Their Sabers As The World Marches Toward War

Michael Snyder, Iran just conducted another provocative missile test, more U.S. troops are being sent to the Middle East, it was just announced that the U.S. military will be sending B-1 and B-52 bombers to South Korea in response to North Korea firing four missiles into the seas near Japan, and China is absolutely livid