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.
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.