Small Wars Journal

7/19/2021 Korean and National Security News and Commentary

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 9:10am

Access Korean News HERE.

Access National Security News HERE.

Korean News Contents:

1. Moon decides not to visit Japan: Cheong Wa Dae
2. S.Korea military suffers worst COVID-19 outbreak aboard anti-piracy ship off Africa
3. Dereliction of duty (Korean Navy and COVID)
4. Chinese refined oil imports lead to fall in North Korean gasoline and diesel prices
5. North Korea warns youth against using South Korean slang, says Pyongyang dialect is superior
6. S.Korea's Moon scraps Tokyo trip over 'unacceptable' diplomat remarks
7. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Expresses Regret over Official's 'Sexual Remarks'
8. For North Korean workers, Russia’s Far East remains a windfall for them and for Kim’s regime
9. ‘Historical Distortions’ Test South Korea’s Commitment to Free Speech
10. Could North Korea See a Shift in Its Balance of Power?
11. Beijing sent over 50 defectors in detention back to N. Korea
12. Korea secures 94% of global LNG tanker orders in 1st half
13. China's peninsula engagement

National Security News Contents:

1. Revealed: leak uncovers global abuse of cyber-surveillance weapon
2. Response from NSO Group to the Pegasus Project
3. Military-grade spyware found on journalists and activists' phones: report
4. Special Operations News Update - Monday, July 19, 2021 | SOF News
5. Former SOCOM, CENTCOM commander wants no one left behind in Afghanistan
6. Retired U.S. general: Afghanistan is disintegrating
7. What happened to Pat Tillman’s jersey? Here’s how the last Americans at Bagram Airfield rushed to secure mementos.
8. Former Green Beret, son, get Japan prison terms for Ghosn escape
9. China: Xi Jinping Is About To Make Most Important Strategic Decision Of Our Era – Analysis
10. Not just the money: Ransomware a growing political threat to U.S. interests
11. The Reassuring Data on the Delta Variant
12. Afghanistan withdraws diplomats from Pakistan following alleged kidnapping of ambassador's daughter
13. Pentagon drones ‘8 to 14 times’ costlier than banned Chinese craft
14. Microsoft Exchange email hack was caused by China, US says
15. Takeaways from the Pegasus Project
16. The Information Technology Counter-Revolution: Cheap, Disposable, and Decentralized
17. Despite the hype, iPhone security no match for NSO spyware
18. Biden-Xi summit coming into view
19. A Straightforward Primer On Critical Race Theory (and Why It Matters)
20. FDD | How Iranian Intelligence Hunts Down Dissidents While Protecting Al-Qaeda
21. FDD | Jeff Flake as ambassador to Turkey is a chance for my home country to heal
22. 19 Military Athletes to Represent U.S. at Tokyo Olympics
23. U.S. Will Formally Accuse China of Hacking Microsoft
24. Open letter to Senators on Operation Protect Democracy principles