Don’t pin your hopes on the new Chinese sanctions on North Korea: Grant Newsham

Kim Jong Un
Xi Jinping
President, PRC

Grand Newsham, our resident Pacific Rim specialist, joined us to talk about whether we should take China’s “new sanctions” seriously or whether it is the age old trick of the Chinese — big announcement and then nothing delivered?

We’ll also discuss the likelihood that Japan and/or South Korea will acquire a “first strike” capability as well as “mutually assured destruction” capabilities in order to balance the regional scale.

You can find Grant Newshams columns here, in Asia Times Online.

HYDROGEN BOMBS & DACA: Mac talks the news

United Nations U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley addresses a U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea, Monday Sept. 4, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

North Korea continued its provocative actions over the weekend with its largest nuclear detonation to date, what’s next?  We discuss that.

The President will also rescind DACA today, with a six-month delay to allow Congress to act.  We talk about whether or not Congress is capable of such action action which would address the legal status of an estimated twelve-million people in the United States.

OUR OPTIONS IN NORTH KOREA: John Allen, General USMC (ret)

John R. Allen
General USMC (Ret)
Brookings Institute
John R. Allen
General USMC (ret)

John Allen, General USMC (ret), is a Distinguished Fellow in Residence – Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institute.  He joined us today to talk about the appointment of one of his best friends, John Kelly, to the White House Chief of Staff position; we’ll also discuss the current situation with North Korea and the role China COULD play if it so desired.

Always insightful, DON’T MISS THIS.

NORTH KOREA UPDATE: Grant Newsham

Grant Newsham
Japan Forum for Strategic Studies
Senior Researcher
Col USMC (ret)

Is it folly to expect China to intervene in North Korea?

What do real “sanctions” look like? 

We’ll talk about all of this with Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret), a former intel officer and Pacific Rim expert.  WARNING:  Grant is not optimistic about the role China will play or that North Korea will cease and desist.

UNPLUGGED (KINDA) — GENERAL JOE DUNFORD’S Q & A WITH THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joe DUNFORD, appeared before the National Press Club yesterday (Monday, June 19 2017) and YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO HIS COMPLETE COMMENTS — you’ll be smarter, trust me.

The Chairman talks Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, SU-22’s being shot down, Russia, Turkey, Iran, North Korea, the Defense Budget and strategies in each of these regions as well as his vision of how American involvement contributes to success.  What you’ll get is complete answers to difficult questions, not sound bites.

Well done by the National Press Club!

Tuesday, May 30 2017 — Hour 1: News & Views – & – Secretary Mattis on “Face the Nation”

00:00 Minutes:  SHOW OPEN:  Thoughts on “Happy Memorial Day” and our long weekend.

00:35 Minutes:  Defense Secretary James Mattis gave a 30 minute interview to CBS’s Face the Nation.  You’ll hear his comments in their entirety.  He discusses ISIS and changes that have been made in that fight to increase initiative by commanders and also to “annihilate” ISIS; civilian casualties in Mosul, North Korea, NATO and what keeps him up at night.

THOUGHTS ON HIGH LEVEL LEAKS IN WASHINGTON D.C. AND A NORTH KOREA UPDATE: Grant Newsham

Grant Newsham
Japan Forum for Strategic Studies
Senior Researcher
Col USMC (ret)

Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret) — an intelligence officer by trade discusses two issues in the news with us:

(1) The high level “leaks’ that we read about almost on a daily basis

(2)  The situation in the Western Pacific — has China taken ANY tangible step to reign in North Korea?

 

 

WHY WOULD CHINA INTERVENE WITH NORTH KOREA WHEN IT HASN’T DONE SO FOR 25 YEARS? Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret)

Grant Newsham
Japan Forum for Strategic Studies
Senior Researcher
Col USMC (ret)

Grant Newsham joins us to talk about the recent military parade North Korea during which they displayed new military capabilities their failed launch of an ICBM.

Grant also entertains questions from the Host:

(1)  Why would China helps the United States after standing on the sidelines for 25 years?  What kind of concession will they ask for from the US or the US & Japan?

(2)  How does Japan view the events on the Korean Peninsula and what is in their strategic best interest.

(3)  How does China view the events on the Korean Peninsula and what is in their strategic best interest.

 

TODAY’S SHOW: Grant Newsham talks North Korea —- Calvin Humphrey talks being a PFC on Iwo Jima

Grant Newsham
Defense Researcher
Col, USMCR (ret)

In two GREAT interviews:

Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret), talks the current situation in North Korea and the challenges for the United States in the region that includes South Korea, China, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Calvin Humphry, PFC USMC, who landed on Iwo Jima as a PFC talks about thehow he got to the Marine Corps, the 5th Division’s preparations for Iwo Jima on Hawaii, the landing and days of combat and then how he’s coped with it for all these years!  ONE OF THE BEST INTERVIEW ALL MARINE RADIO HAS DONE IN THE LAST YEAR!

Cal Humphry
PFC, USMC
Iwo Jima Veteran