Kyle Mizokami Security, North America And it would be the start of World War III. The recent revelation that North Korea has intercontinental ballistic missiles put America on notice: within a few short years, or even months, the entire continental United States will be within range of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons. Show More Summary
Robert Farley Security, A crazy idea? American military authorities feared that an escalation of the war would make the situation on the peninsula untenable. Far from exhausting its strength, the People’s Republic of China maintained...Show More Summary
WORLD WAR III BEGAN WHEN ALBERT SHANKER GOT HOLD OF A NUCLEAR WARHEAD: Terrorist Plot Involving Bomb Making Teacher Foiled In New York City. (Classical reference in headline.)
Robert Farley Security, What World War III in Asia would have looked like. The Naval War College examined the potential for World War III in Asia as part of its global war game exercises in the 1970s and 1980s. Played annually between 1979...Show More Summary
Robert Farley Security, And yes, this involves North Korea. The world remains jarringly dangerous. The diplomatic confusion of the Trump administration has only added to this danger, creating uncertainty around the world as to U.S. intentions and capabilities. Show More Summary
He may not have declared World War III yet, but he has torched our democratic values. The world has survived the first year of United States President Donald Trump’s reign. He has not yet destroyed the world with a major war, whether against Iran or North Korea. Show More Summary
Adam Rawnsley Security, Asia By the beginning of the 1970s, it was clear that Kim Il-sung’s guerrilla campaign had come to a close, having ended in failure. The intelligence community hadn’t been paying as much attention to reconnaissance...Show More Summary
The US has a single full-scale military base in all of Africa: It's in Djibouti, and we have more than a few neighbors there. Politico takes a look at the small country in the Horn of Africa (it's the size of New Hampshire ) and the continually expanding military presence...
Opening at the Bruce Museum on January 20, 2018, Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War features a selection of works from the ?Great War? donated to the museum by Beverly and John W. Watling III. The exhibition,...Show More Summary
Tom Nichols Security, A history you need to know about. Every one of these crises could have resulted in a global conflagration. Earlier crises (such as the Berlin Blockade of 1948 or the Korean attack of 1950) could have led to war, but they took place before the superpowers developed huge stockpiles of nuclear-armed intercontinental missiles. Show More Summary
Doug Tsuruoka Security, The fiber optic cable, that is. It’s a little-known twist in the cyber-warfare between nations that carries potentially devastating consequences. At a time when more than 95% of everything that moves on the global...Show More Summary
Guest post by Joe Hoft Michael Wolff, the author of the book on President Trump, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”, says that he can’t be sure if parts of his book are true. Oh well, no big deal. His book may have started World War III, that’s all. Show More Summary
It’s a new year, but it’s sex, fat-shaming and politics as usual in this week’s tabloids. Meghan Markle is a “shameless sexpot,” rages the National Enquirer, positively shocked – shocked, I tell you – that Prince Harry’s betrothed wore a “daring sheer top” in official photographs. Show More Summary
Kyle Mizokami Security, It would have been World War III. On the minus side, a nuclear strike against China would have earned the Soviets worldwide condemnation. An attack into Manchuria would have also played to China’s “People’s War” strategy of slowly dissolving invading forces with a combination of Chinese army forces and peasant militias. Show More Summary
North Korean weapons engineers have done remarkable work with remarkably little. Fortunately, North Korea has been largely cut off from the international arms market for a long time, even from suppliers such as China and Russia. While North Korean industry is not primitive, it cannot support the development of multiple modern military systems.
Robert Farley Security, Asia But will likely never, ever get. North Korean weapons engineers have done remarkable work with remarkably little. Fortunately, North Korea has been largely cut off from the international arms market for a long time, even from suppliers such as China and Russia. Show More Summary
In 2017, North Korea made major leaps in its missile technology.
“It’s true, they haven’t started World War III yet. That’s a pretty low bar.” — Former Bush national security aide Eliot Cohen, quoted by Politico, on the Trump administration.
World War III is going to be dumb. It only seems fitting that Bitcoin could get thrown into the mix of dumb reasons why it might get started. When South Korean cryptocurrency exchange YouBit was looted by hackers this week it seemed to be inevitable that North Korea would be at fault, and investigators believe that's exactly what happened. More »
Sadly, World War III failed to break out in 2017, and spare us all of this miserable nonsense. Here are some hopeful thoughts on how World War III might break out in 2018: The world has managed to make it through most of 2017 without the return of cataclysmic, great power conflict. In some parts of the […]