Small Wars Journal

10/19/23 National Security and Korean News and Commentary

Thu, 10/19/2023 - 9:30am

Access National Security News HERE.

Access Korean News HERE.

National Security News Content:

1. Tossing Good Lives After Bad Interventions
2. Why Egypt and other Arab countries are unwilling to take in Palestinian refugees from Gaza
3. State Dept. official resigns, citing objection to Israel arms transfers
4. U.S. military open to drafting contingency plans with Japan, South Korea
5. MI5 head warns of 'epic scale' of Chinese espionage
6. Increased vigilance is needed to address unconventional warfare in the Indo-Pacific
7. Hamas' Victim Doctrine
8. Do Lessons from the Battles for Fallujah Apply to Gaza?
9. Biden admin encouraged to release intel on Gaza hospital blast
10. Unpacking the History of Urban Warfare and its Challenges in Gaza
11. A World on the Brink: Will US Alliances Hold To Defend Democracies?
12.  The devastating Gaza hospital blast is shrouded in uncertainty. Here’s what we know, and what we don’t
13. How volunteer guards foiled a carefully planned Hamas attack on one kibbutz
14.  Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, October 18, 2023
15. Iran Update, October 18, 2023
16. Biden is expected to request $100 billion for Israel, Ukraine and other crises.
17. Putin deploys combat dolphins to take on Ukrainian commandos
18. It’s Time for America to Join the International Criminal Court
19. The New Economic Security State
20. The U.S.-Japanese-Philippine Trilateral Is Off-Balance
21. SOCOM wants new targeting tools for urban battles
22. The Commander’s Path to Victory: Communication Without Comms
23. Israel Enters the Gray Zone (Book Review)
24. When it comes to Israel and Ukraine funding, go big and go long

Korean News Content:

1. General John H. Tilelli Jr. Joins HRNK's Board of Directors 
2. The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) Launches Report Based on Satellite Imagery of North Korea’s Political Prison Camp No. 16 and the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility 
3. Russia’s foreign minister thanks North Korea for ‘unwavering’ support of its war in Ukraine
4. Evidence shows Hamas militants likely used some North Korean weapons in attack on Israel
5. Pentagon official touts robust extended deterrence to S. Korea
6. U.S. B-52 bomber unveiled at S. Korean air base in show of force against N. Korea
7. (Yonhap Interview) S. Korea mulling sanctions amid suspected N. Korea-Russia arms deal: minister
8. Russian FM hopes for 'substantial' follow-up measures to Kim-Putin summit during Pyongyang trip
9. Key N. Korea missile official heading missile bureau: Seoul
10. N. Korea's Kim family spends up to millions of dollars per year on luxury goods: Seoul
11. US, South Korea warn global companies of covert Pyongyang hackers
12. A gov’t sitting on its hands over repatriation (nk refugees in China)
13. Mass deportations of North Koreans cause tragic family separation
14.  [From the Scene] 'If we are needed, we will be here' (B-52 in Korea)
15. Businessman nabbed for aiding N. Korean restaurant in Southeast Asia
16. NATO’s security is becoming ‘increasingly connected’ to Asia, official says in Seoul
17. Russia Denounces 'Dangerous' US Military North Korea Policy