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Hither and Yon

North Korea triggers a U.S. missile defense showdown among major powers

Special to WorldTribune.com
By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com
North Korean rocket launches and nuclear tests risk getting boring.
The pattern is familiar: expressions of outrage, loud condemnation ― then nothing. Has the latest one-two punch of nuclear test and rocket launch changed a thing? The easy answer is not really ― but think again. The  Read More 
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Good guys, bad guys in NE Asia high tech war race: What could go wrong?

Special to WorldTribune.com
By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
The stakes are escalating in the contest for Northeast Asia.
North Korea’s got nukes and lots of missiles, most recently maybe the SLBM for submarine-launched ballistic missile. The U.S. has glistening new hardware too. THAAD, Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, the missile system for  Read More 
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Coming Soon: Star Wars over Asia

Some in carefree Seoul worry about waging futuristic wars in the here and now
By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
SEOUL — Star Wars is coming. Wait around long enough, and we’ll see missiles and interceptor projectiles knocking each other out in great blazes of flashing light hundreds of miles above from where we cower  Read More 
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