Monday, September 4, 2017


The Far East is the next powder keg created by the Obama power vacuum. Candidate Trump took a tough position on China trade and military expansion. Then came the Mar-a-Lago conclave and Chino-US relations improved markedly. President Trump told Xi Jinping that if he wouldn't fix North Korea, the US would. 

UPDATE: President Trump said on Twitter on Sunday that the US is considering cutting trade to any country doing business with the Norks. South Korea said on Monday it was talking to the US about deploying aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula after signs North Korea might launch more missiles in the wake of its sixth and largest nuclear test. The U.N. Security Council is meeting at this moment to discuss new sanctions against the isolated regime. President Trump has also asked to be briefed on all available military options. Officials said activity around missile launch sites suggested the DPRK is planning more missile tests.

Sep. 3, 2017


An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale centered in the area of North Korea’s nuclear weapons facility was reportedly followed by a 4.6 quake that appears to be a cave-in due to the test. The test is reportedly the strongest of the previous five tests since 2006. Asked if there will be an attack on NK, President Trump answered this morning: "We will see". The National Security Council will convene later today. Cabinet members are in touch with their peers in the region.
President Trump: "North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States. North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success. South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!"

Aug. 29, 2017


Aug. 28, 2017 North Korea launches missile over Japan. 

Writing at Asia Times, David P. Goldman salutes his friend Steve Bannon – the former White House strategist now returned home to Breitbart News – for his perspective on the threats posed by North Korea and China. Goldman argues the world owes Bannon thanks for heading off a military confrontation with North Korea, but warns a longer, colder struggle against China is the “main event.” Goldman approvingly cites Bannon’s interview with The American Prospect last week, in which he insisted there is “no military solution” for North Korea until “somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons.” Goldman says he does not agree with Bannon “on every detail,” but commends his “brilliant grasp of grand strategy” and “deep sense of urgency about its implementation.”  (More)

Aug. 12, 2017


Aug 12, 2017 President Trump Press Conference on North Korea National Security Briefing W/ Nikki Haley, Rex Tillerson.

(...) During an April 11, 2013, House Armed Services Committee hearing, Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., inadvertently revealed several unclassified sentences from a DIA report that said DIA had determined with “moderate confidence” that North Korea has the capability to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be launched with a ballistic missile. The Director of National Intelligence and Obama officials subsequently tried to dismiss Lamborn’s disclosure by claiming the DIA assessment was an outlier that did not reflect the views of the rest of the U.S. Intelligence Community. (...) Obama concealed the intelligence so he could avoid taking any action against North Korea. The Trump administration, on the other hand, publicized the intelligence so American citizens could see the seriousness of the threat and why decisive action is in order. (More)

Aug 8, 2017 AFP: North Korea has produced a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles.

Aug. 10, 2017


The Obama Administration knew North Korea produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at least as early as 2015, but chose not to disclose it. The Washington Post on Tuesday reported on a July Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) assessment that stated Pyongyang had a mini nuke that can be placed inside an ICBM. “The [intelligence community] assesses North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles,” an excerpt of the DIA analysis stated. However, People’s Pundit Daily has learned that a similar alarming assessment was reviewed by former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Barack Obama was briefed on the assessment, which indicated the Defense Intelligence Agency believed with “moderate confidence” North Korea reached this capability as early as 2015, potential even as early as 2013. But the Obama Administration buried it. (More)

July 30, 2017


The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. The U.S. also said it conducted a successful test of a missile defense system located in Alaska. The B-1 bombers were escorted by South Korean fighter jets as they performed a low-pass over an air base near the South Korean capital of Seoul before returning to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the U.S. Pacific Air Forces said in a statement. It said the mission was a response to North Korea’s two ICBM tests this month. Analysts say flight data from the North’s second test, conducted Friday night, showed that a broader part of the mainland United States, including Los Angeles and Chicago, is now in range of Pyongyang’s weapons. (More)