Abrams: North Korea Nuclear Threat Remains

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Abrams: North Korea Nuclear Threat Remains

U.S. forces in Korea have faced a changing and challenging training environment but remain ready to maintain peace and security on the peninsula, Gen. Robert Abrams told the House Armed Services Committee. 

Testifying March 10, the commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea said North Korea “continues to pose a threat to the international security environment with no indication that they have ceased development of nuclear capabilities.” 

Army Unprepared for Nuclear-Armed Adversaries

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Army Unprepared for Nuclear-Armed Adversaries

A new paper from the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare warns the Army may need to give more thought to potential conflicts involving nuclear-armed near-peer competitors.

“Risking Nuclear Escalation: The Characteristics of War from the Sino-Soviet and Kargil Wars,” by Maj. Zachary Morris, draws conclusions based on the only two historical cases of direct conflict between nuclear powers: the 1969 Sino-Soviet War and the 1999 Kargil War between India and Pakistan.

ILW Paper Calls for Review of Army Nuclear Policy

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ILW Paper Calls for Review of Army Nuclear Policy

A new research paper from the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare suggests it is time to reconsider U.S. nuclear policy related to tactical nuclear weapons as a deterrent to aggression.

“From the 1950s to 1991, this deterrence mission included the Army’s being equipped with a ground-based nuclear capability of truly devastating potential,” writes David R. Dorondo, a Western Carolina University associate professor of European military and political history.

North Korea’s Nukes Encourage Nuclear Proliferation

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North Korea’s Nukes Encourage Nuclear Proliferation

Two former U.S. secretaries of state warn that North Korea’s evolving nuclear program presents an immediate national security threat over the possibility the regime would use the weapons and a longer-term threat because it will encourage nuclear proliferation.

Growing Resolve to Act on North Korean Threat

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Growing Resolve to Act on North Korean Threat

In an increasingly politically toxic world, there is bipartisan and international support for stopping North Korea’s nuclear threat.

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 19, President Donald Trump said North Korea’s “reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life.”

Experts Warn North Korea Threat Difficult to Stop

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Experts Warn North Korea Threat Difficult to Stop

April 26, 2017

A panel of foreign policy experts warned the Senate Armed Services Committee that it will be extremely difficult to get North Korea to stop or even slow its nuclear weapons programs.

Defense Secretary Talks About Public Indifference

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Defense Secretary Talks About Public Indifference

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told troops in North Dakota that being ignored by the public can be a good thing for the military.

“I realize it feels at times that most people don't often think about your mission, which I know can be frustrating,” Carter said. “In a way, it's a good thing. Because it means you're doing your job.”