10 thoughts on “Pentagon’s Best Solution to Dealing With North Korea

  1. S = k log W says:

    “The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.” (NYT Oct 15) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/world/asia/north-korea-hacking-cyber-sony.html “Amid all the attention on Pyongyang’s progress in developing a nuclear weapon capable of striking the continental United States, the North Koreans have also quietly developed a cyberprogram that is stealing hundreds of millions of dollars and proving capable of unleashing global havoc.”
    “Tense US-North Korea Standoff Slowly Escalates” https://www.voanews.com/a/us-north-korea-relations-gradually-escalating/4071961.html (10/16/17)
    “S. Korea and U.S. begin naval drills amid North Korean threat.” On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean crisis “will continue until the first bomb drops.” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/south-korea-us-naval-drills-north-korean-threat/
    “Former top FBI negotiator: This is the No. 1 secret to getting what you want” (CNBC 10/16/17) https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/16/ex-fbi-negotiator-chris-voss-how-to-get-what-you-want.html The number one thing to keep in mind in any negotiation is, “You’ve got to let the other side talk first, and you’ve got to make them feel in control. …Negotiation is often described as the art of letting the other side have your way. You have to give the other side a chance to put stuff on the table voluntarily.” So the more the party you are negotiating with says, the better for you. “It’s not just listening, but it’s understanding how to get them to talk more, how to get them to comfortably say more.”

    • 버블 버블 says:

      Multi-Stage Cyber Attacks Net North Korea Millions in Virtual Currencies: Researchers https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-12-19/multi-stage-cyber-attacks-net-north-korea-millions-in-virtual-currencies-researchers A series of recent cyber attacks has netted North Korean hackers millions of dollars in virtual currencies like bitcoin, with more attacks expected as international sanctions drive the country to seek new sources of cash, researchers say. North Korea’s government-backed hackers have been blamed for a rising number of cyber attacks, including the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe this year. Analysts say the explosive growth in the value of bitcoin makes it and other “cryptocurrencies” an attractive target for North Korea, which has become increasingly isolated under international sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons and missile programs.
      Bitcoin was trading at over $19,104 per bitcoin at one point on Tuesday, up from less than $1,000 at the beginning of 2017, according to Coinmarketcap.com.

  2. Cassandra says:

    “The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/us-general-says-nuclear-launch-order-can-be-refused/2017/11/18/04b484fa-ccb2-11e7-b506-8a10ed11ecf5_story.html …determined by whom? One might ask Harold Hering, the Major who was kicked out of the Air Force for asking a “dangerous question” while training to be a Missile Launch Officer at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Hering had asked, in essence, how could he, in his Minuteman missile bunker, know that an order to launch he received from the President had been a legal, considered, and sane one? http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/2017/04/10/president-bomb-iii/
    DOD Directive 5100.30 https://biotech.law.lsu.edu/blaw/dodd/corres/pdf/d510030wch1_120271/d510030p.pdf states: “The NCA [National Command Authorities] consists only of the President and the Secretary of Defense or their duly deputized alternates or successors. The chain of command runs from the President to the Secretary of Defense and through the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commanders of the Unified and Specified Commands. The channel of communication for execution of the Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) and other time-sensitive operations shall be from the NCA through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, representing the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to the executing commanders.”
    U.S. Air Force Doctrine ANNEX 3-72 NUCLEAR OPERATIONS http://www.doctrine.af.mil/Doctrine-Annexes/Annex-3-72-Nuclear-Ops/ (last updated in May 2015) states: “The President may direct the use of nuclear weapons through an execute order via the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the combatant commanders and, ultimately, to the forces in the field exercising direct control of the weapons.”
    “This entire system, however, is built around a basic faith in democracy: that the American people will elect a sober, stable leader who understands the seriousness of nuclear weapons. Someone not named Donald Trump.” https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2016/8/3/12367996/donald-trump-nuclear-codes

  3. Interruption of logical progression says:

    ‘Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are pretty much the same,’ claims Dennis Rodman during visit to Beijing : As tensions grow between Pyongyang and Washington, Rodman, 56, has styled himself as an international peacemaker ready to help strike a deal (South China Morning Post 12/12/17) http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2124034/donald-trump-and-kim-jong-un-are-pretty-much-same-claims-dennis Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is perhaps the only person in the world to call both US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “friend”. The ex-Chicago Bulls power forward – who has swigged vodka with Kim and been fired by Trump on Celebrity Apprentice – believes the two unpredictable leaders “are pretty much the same people”. “They love control,” Rodman said in Beijing, adding that warnings of nuclear peril are harmless “entertainment”. “Ain’t nobody got no finger on the button.”

  4. Bigus Dickus says:

    Donald J. Trump [the President of the Uited States of America] @realDonaldTrump 5:49 PM – Jan 2, 2018: “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” Image: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/Trump-twitter-575×622.jpg
    See also 38 North (Jan 2, 2018) http://www.38north.org/2018/01/rcarlin010218/

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