On Jan. 2, United States Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that “we would obviously urge Kim Jong Un and his leadership team to sit back down at the negotiation table… with that said, we remain, from a military perspective, ready to fight tonight as need be.” Upon being asked whether or not it was time to resume [Read more]
[T]he GSOMIA increased the deterrence power of both the Japanese-American and South Korean-American alliances, of which the U.S. is the pivot.
The United States is demonstrating an application of pressure from all sides ...
[A]merica’s new military strategy will be based on a more limited selection of key areas of particularly strong strategic interest.
However, the US is now fully retreating from the international order and obligations in its alliance, hiding the deep uneasiness and suspicion of its own strength under the seeming pursuit of fair relations.
If ... Washington is drawn into this impeachment whirlwind, it is likely that foreign issues such as denuclearization in North Korea will be deferred.
The gradual ending of [military] exercises ... has turned the U.S.-South Korea alliance into a mere 'paper alliance.'
[T]he U.S. ... unceremoniously alters, reinterprets or disregards those provisions of international law with which it is not satisfied.
The scale of distribution of civilian guns is beyond imagination.