Small Wars Journal

1/8/2022 National Security and Korean News and Commentary

Sat, 01/08/2022 - 11:49am

Access National Security News HERE.

Access Korean News HERE.

National Security News Content:

1. The Kazakhstan Crisis: A View From Kyrgyzstan
2. Free-rider on the storm: How Russia makes use of crises in its regional environment
3. Rare Earths: Fighting for the Fuel of the Future
4. National Defense Authorization Act Seeks To Better Leverage Commercial Technology
5. Belt & Road encircles Latin America and the Caribbean
6. Air Force accused of pushing woman through elite commando training after she quit, spurring investigation
7. Joint Statement of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee ("2+2")
8. Shared Challenges, Strengthening Alliance at Center of U.S.-Japan Defense Meeting
9. Over-the-Horizon Is Far Below Standard
10. America’s COVID Rules Are a Dumpster Fire
11. The Biggest Threat to America Now Isn’t a Coup
12. COVID School Policies Made Me Sour on the Democratic Party
13. Terror Threat in Asian Countries Declined in 2021, Singapore Think-Tank Reports
14. QAnon networks are evading Twitter's crackdown on disinformation to pump out pro-Capitol-riot propaganda, study says
15. Keeping the Generals Out of the Afghanistan Investigation Is a Great Idea
16. US, NATO rule out halt to expansion, reject Russian demands
17. Online Warriors Are a Risky but Useful Tool for Beijing
18. VOA Exclusive: Ukraine Accuses Iran of Premeditated Terrorist Act in 2020 Plane Shootdown
19. Military Spying Controversies Return to Deeply-Rooted Issues (Taiwan)
20. In Kazakhstan, Russia follows a playbook it developed in Ukraine
21. Private efforts to get vulnerable people out of Afghanistan running on fumes
22. The Oath of Office and the Insurrection

Korean News Content:

1.  Another North Korean “Hypersonic” Missile?
2. [Washington Talk] "North Korea launches 'ballistic missile'... U.S. 'Security Council meeting' convened
3. How North Korea graduated from Russian Scud-B to hypersonic missiles
4. ONN Brief: Analysis on the 5 January 2022 Hypersonic Missile Test of the DPRK
5. A South Korean village is protesting U.S. plans for THAAD missile defense upgrades
6. What do we know about North Korea's missiles?
7. Thousands of North Koreans gather for huge pro-military rally
8. Sinpo-class Submarine Damaged During October 19 Test Launch
9. Beijing Winter Olympics: China ‘fully understands’ why North Korea will stay away
10. North Korea’s Strict COVID-19 Policies Undermine Kim Jong Un’s Goal of Ending Hunger
11. Why we keep getting North Korea wrong
12. Hair loss emerges as new election issue in South Korea