Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 14, 2017

Chris Riotta, IBTimes: Will The US Go To War? American Ships Prepare For North Korean Missile Launches With Japan, South Korea

The United States joined in military defense operations and training exercises with Japan and South Korea in the Sea of Japan this week following a series of North Korean ballistic missiles launches in direct defiance with United Nations sanctions since President Donald Trump took office in January.

The intergovernmental defense training was intended to "enhance tactical capabilities, increase self-defense, strengthen partnerships,” as well as improve "situational awareness," according to a Navy statement.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 14, 2017

The US has decided enough is enough as North Korea looks more unhinged than ever: Analysis -- Philip Williams, ABC News Online

Ramping up the rhetoric: North Korea threatens "merciless" attacks on U.S. forces as they beef up presence in the region -- David Gilbert, VICE News

Can North Korea’s Fast-Moving Missile Program Be Stopped? -- VOA

The North Korean Nuclear Nightmare May Already Be Here -- Michael Cruickshank, Vocativ

North Korea: What Is China Thinking? -- Minxin Pei, The Atlantic

How North Korea is Bringing the US and China Closer -- Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Newsweek

US Military Power: Can Washington Defeat ISIS Before Russia, Turkey? -- Tom O'Connor, IBTimes

Six years on: The price of saying 'no' to Assad -- Olivia Alabaster, Al Jazeera

US Strikes on Al-Qaeda in Yemen Not Separate from Ongoing Civil War -- Jillian Schwedler, Atlantic Council

Brexit explained: What's next on the UK's road out of the EU -- AP

Europe on knife edge of uncertainty, maybe catastrophe -- Peter Apps, Reuters

How Much Europe Can Europe Tolerate? -- Dani Rodrik, Project Syndicate

Saudi Arabia's Failed Oil War -- Nicholas Borroz and Brendan Meighan, Foreign Affairs

Oil, arms, tech: Trump and Saudi prince have a lot to discuss -- Zahraa Alkhalisi, CNN

Why Our Nuclear Weapons Can Be Hacked -- Bruce G. Blair, NYT

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