China Says There Will Be “Consequences” for Deploying THAAD Missile System in Asia

By: Zack Duvall The recent delivery of the needed materials and equipment for the South Korean military, with the help of U.S. advisers, to finish deployment of the Terminal High- Altitude Area Defense system on the Korean peninsula has drawn some of the sharpest criticism from Chinese officials to date on Tuesday, with Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang saying that “consequences” for the recent … Continue reading China Says There Will Be “Consequences” for Deploying THAAD Missile System in Asia

U.S. Military Deploys Small Number of Troops to Syria

By: Zack Duvall According to Pentagon Spokesman, Captain Jeff Davis, the United States military started a new approach in Syria, by deploying a small contingent of U.S forces to the Syrian city of Manbij. Davis said that the forces were there as a “visible sign of deterrence and reassurance” for local forces in the fight against ISIS in the country. Captain Davis also said that … Continue reading U.S. Military Deploys Small Number of Troops to Syria

U.S. Navy Ship Alters Course After Iranian Vessels Perform “Unsafe” Maneuvers

By: Zack Duvall According to the Reuters news agency, the USNS Invincible was forced to alter its course after 3 Iranian fast-attack vessels came within 600 yards of the U.S Navy ship, and stopped, as the ship made its way through the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday. The U.S. ship, which was being accompanied by 3 British Royal Navy vessels, attempted to make contact with … Continue reading U.S. Navy Ship Alters Course After Iranian Vessels Perform “Unsafe” Maneuvers

North Korea Once Again Agitates Regional Neighbors

By: Zack Duvall North Korea once again initiated tensions in the Korean Penisula- Japan region with an early Monday morning launch of four missiles from the Tong Cheng-ri region of North Korea, on the border with China, into the Sea of Japan. This newest provocation by North Korea has garnered harsh criticism from Japanese and South Korean government officials and comes just days after the … Continue reading North Korea Once Again Agitates Regional Neighbors

China Downplays Influence Over North Korea, Says Tensions are a “Dispute” Between Washington and Pyongyang

By: Zack Duvall China’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Geng Shuang, told reporters during a daily press conference Friday, when asked about recent comments by President Trump regarding the situation on the Korean peninsula, that “the crux of the North Korean nuclear issue is a problem between the United States and North Korea.” Shuang’s comments come after an interview President Trump did with Reuters, during which he … Continue reading China Downplays Influence Over North Korea, Says Tensions are a “Dispute” Between Washington and Pyongyang

New Threats From a Defiant Iran

By: Zack Duvall In an open display of defiance to western powers, particularly the United States, Iran held a 3-day military exercise involving the use of artillery, tanks, helicopters, and various rockets the Iranian military would deploy in a wartime scenario that came to a conclusion Tuesday. “The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the … Continue reading New Threats From a Defiant Iran

Kim Jong Nam’s Murder and the International Implications for North Korea

By: Zack Duvall   Malaysian officials announced Saturday yet another arrest related to the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother, and outspoken critic, of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The latest arrest, that of North Korean national Ri Jong Chol who was in Malaysia on a visa given to foreign workers, occurred on Friday night and comes as tensions between the two … Continue reading Kim Jong Nam’s Murder and the International Implications for North Korea