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.

UN SANCTIONS ARE OF MARGINAL USE BUT A NECESSARY STEP: Grant Newsham

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

The United Nations Sanctioned North Korea last week, Japan says that there will be no negotiations until the Korean Peninsula is denuclearized and South Korea is launching cruise missiles from aviation platforms.  Our Pacific Rim specialist Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret) helps us make sense of it.

WHAT WOULD CHINA DO? Grant Newsham

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

Would China actually allow the Korean Peninsula to fall into western hands if North Korea struck first or would they intervene?

Could Chine effect a regime change in North Korea if it so chose?

Will India go to war over the territorial disagreement that has Chinese and Indian troops facing each other?

Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret) joins us to talk about it.

SOUTH KOREA AND THAAD — MINDANAO PHILIPPINE UPDATE: Grant Newsham

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

Monday, June 12 2017 — Hour 2

Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret), and our Pacific Rim Security expert joined us to interpret the latest events from the Korean Peninsula, (1) South Korea pausing the THAAD battery deployment, (2) North Korea’s surface-to-ship missile demonstration and (3) American diplomats singing China’s praises for pressuring North Korea with no apparent evidence of progress.

We also discuss the ongoing siege on Mindanao between the Philippine Army partnered with US Special Forces and Islamic Fundamentalists which is the latest chapter in the a decades old conflict.

A GREAT translator of things in the Western Pacific.

 

US MARINES AND OKINAWA — ENOUGH EXASPERATION TO GO AROUND: Grant Newsham

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

Monday, June 05 2017, Hour 2

Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret), joined the program to discuss his recent article in the Asia Times entitled “US Marines and Okinawa: Enough exasperation to go around

We discuss US Marine presence on Okinawa and Japanese politics relative to that.  Our presence in Guam and Australia and the future of the South China Sea.

Grant also attempts to answer the question — what’s in the future for our Western Pacific allies

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