Small Wars Journal

12/30/2021 National Security and Korean News and Commentary

Thu, 12/30/2021 - 10:53am

Access National Security News HERE.

Access Korean News HERE.

National Security News Content:

1. 11 Years After Trying to Kill Each Other, a Marine and a Talib Meet Again
2. The Pentagon's new strategy might already be behind the times
3. U.S. at risk of paying 'unbearable price' over Taiwan - senior Chinese diplomat
4. Opinion | The U.S. is vulnerable to cyberattack — ‘layered deterrence’ is the way forward
5. China Is Running Out of Water and That’s Scary for Asia
6. Ian Fishback: A Whistleblower Who Reminded the U.S. Military of Its Values
7. 'This Is Not a Repeat of the Roosevelt' - Navy's Latest COVID Outbreak May Show Value of Vaccines
8. Russia, US and Ukraine: The State of Play - Geopolitical Futures
9. Taiwan contingency plan: Expect Tokyo foot-dragging
10. The Unmet Promise of the Global Posture Review
11. Is Team Biden Winning?
12. Iran’s regime threatens nuclear explosion in Israel’s Dimona facility
13. 7 out of 10 in Taiwan would fight China to stop forced unification—poll
14. Conservatives and Liberals Are Wrong About Each Other
15. Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine Is Backfiring
16. The Many Signs of American Renaissance
17. America’s Identity Crisis
18. The relentless 2021 news cycle in one chart

Korean News Content:

1. ‘Like nothing we’ve seen’: US Forces Korea hits pandemic peak with new COVID-19 cases
2. South Korea 'effectively' agrees on draft with US to end Korean War
3. 7 out of 10 S. Koreans see China as biggest threat: poll
4. Gov't Admits No Hope of Engaging N.Korea Through Beijing Olympics
5. U.S. Slaps Punitive Duty on Korean Steel
6. North Korea's leader looks slimmer than ever
7. N. Korea shuts down access to Pyongyang ahead of party plenary meeting
8. Some North Korean forced labor camps giving more “production tasks” than last year
9. South Korea and US Agree on Draft End-of-War Declaration ‘In Principle’
10. The Terrorists’ Marketplace: Do More Terrorist Groups Always Mean More Violence?
11. Presidential pardon to forgive own political vendetta
12. North Korea calls for troops' greater loyalty to Kim
13. The future of South Korea’s defence transition
14. Chinese Aid Strategy Hinders Goals On North Korea – Analysis
15. South Korea presidential contender vows to seek nuclear-powered submarines, months after Australia’s Aukus deal
16. Lee voices opposition to diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
17. 'Choosing between US, China is disgraceful,' ruling party's presidential candidate says