Archived posts with tag ‘North Korea’

China’s Grip on Hollywood

The movie studio behind the Red Dawn remake switched the film’s antagonists from Chinese to North Korean to make nice with the Chinese government and audience. The New York Times has more.

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Axe on Stop Imperialism

Listen as I discuss Special Operations Forces in Africa and North Korea plus the Chinese space program with Eric Draitser at Stop Imperialism.

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It Appears Brig. Gen. Neil Tolley Has Been Fired or Stepped Down … Maybe

Five days after falsely accusing me of “making up” quotations I attributed to him, it appears Brig. Gen. Neil Tolley, commander of Special Operations Forces for U.S. Forces Korea, has either been fired or has voluntarily stepped down. Per a Pentagon press release dated today, his replacement is …


DefenceReport on Tolley Spat

I was a guest on (the U.K.) DefenceReport’s latest podcast.

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Transcript: Defense Department Regular Briefing, 5/31/12

Briefer: Capt. John Kirby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Media Operations


30.05.12 North Korea and Special Forces

Watch as I discuss North Korea, Special Forces and the military’s accusations (since retracted) that I fabricated a news story about the two.

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Context of the Korea Special Forces Story

Some folks have accused me of fabricating quotations I attributed to Army Brig. Gen. Neil Tolley regarding U.S. surveillance operations in North Korea. See the original story here … and skepticism here and here.


The Diplomat: U.S. Force Spy on North Korea

U.S. Special Forces have been parachuting into North Korea to spy on Pyongyang’s extensive network of underground military facilities. That surprising disclosure, by a top U.S. commando officer, is a reminder of America’s continuing involvement in the “cold war” on the Korean peninsula – and of North Korea’s extensive preparations for the conflict turning hot.


Kim Jong Il Comix

Click through to revisit our Kim Jong Il Comix, created by Kyle Mizokami and Matt Bors to celebrate Dear Leader’s eccentric approach to war.

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The Diplomat: What Comes after Kim Jong Il?

The Diplomat speaks with Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the reported death of Kim Jong Il.

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Japan Security Watch: Kim Jong Il Dead: What Now?

Everyone must have heard already, but North Korea’s Dear Leader is dead, and while we should expect a lot of crocodile tears, one wonders how many real tears of grief will be shed, particularly as it opened the door for Kim Jong-un to become successor – as North Korean media is now announcing (according to The WSJ).

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Danger Room: North Korea Preps Hovercraft Assault Force

by DAVID AXE Sure, hovercraft are cool, but they’re not exactly the cutting edge of military technology, nor the most versatile vehicles in the world. Most navies only use them for niche missions. But when your country is flat broke, starving and stuck with 1970s hardware, sometimes a little creativity is the only way to [...]

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