Early Warning Blog
If ever there was an individual who seemed prepared to hold a senior government position it is Secretary of State John Kerry. The combination of war hero and long-serving chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would seem to be a good background for someone thrown into the current crisis
For more than half a century there has been the modern military version of a gunfighters’ standoff on the Korean Peninsula. On the northern side of the border is an army of nearly one million with heavy mechanized formations and tens of thousands of artillery pieces and rocket launchers pointed
In the late 1990s, defense hawks and doves were involved in an intense debate over missile defense. The Clinton Administration had stomped on the brakes, reducing the Reagan-Bush program to a research effort. Official intelligence estimates saw the threat to the U.S. homeland from nations such
The Defense Intelligence Agency has probably jumped the gun in finding that North Korea can arm its ballistic missiles with nuclear weapons, but that day is coming. Eventually the U.S. may have to launch a preemptive strike against the North's nuclear complex, given how erratic its leaders are.
Japan's government announced today that it has decided to buy the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as its next top-of-the-line tactical aircraft, handing the stealthy plane a key endorsement in its first head-to-head competition with other fighters. The Clinton Administration conceived the F-35 as an
The chance exists that the Korean peninsula will be engulfed in war for the first time in nearly 60 years. North Korea’s deliberate sinking of a South Korean warship may have lit the fuse. In response, quite naturally, the Republic of Korea has cut off economic relations with its northern neighbor