military-doctrine

US-South Korea Dispute over Defense Costs Still Hitting a Dead End

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Our last piece on the US-South Korea military cost-sharing agreement known as the Special Measures Agreement (SMA) was published two months ago, yet no progress has since been made. To briefly provide some background information, South Korea has been partially covering the cost of hosting American troops since…

Washington’s New Ambitions in Arctic Region

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The Coronavirus pandemic threatens each and every one of us in rich and poor countries alike. Many of these nations may experience an economic and political collapse that will erase successful growth and good living standards achieved over not only the past years but perhaps decades. Hence, it is not surprising that, nowadays, all the countries have begun to re-evaluate…

Does the US Need Such a Military Complex, and does Europe Need NATO?

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The role of armed forces has been the focus of a lot of literature, works of art and films in every nation. They often portray military personnel as patriots who genuinely love their compatriots and their homelands, and who serve their nations willingly and not because of benefits and privileges they receive. The Eternal Flame, impressive…

The Public Bears the Burden of Growing Military Expenditure

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A recent study carried out by Forecast International highlights that world military expenditure had increased overall by more than 13% over the past five years: from $1451 billion in 2015 to $1642 billion in 2019. The biggest spenders on defense last year were countries in North America (43%), Asia (24%) and Europe (15%). Defense spending is expected to grow…

PMCs – a Lifeline that Protects US Interventionism

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If we examine USA’s foreign policy, it becomes apparent that the nation has been at war with one nation or another, or even several countries at once, 50% of the time over the past 50 years. If we take into account all the US military interventions, then, even according to American media outlets, over the past 25 years, the United States has carried out air strikes against at least…

The Face of the Modern US Army

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Starting from 2001, the US has been spending  $32 million per hour on war. The United States has spent about $6 trillion on combat operations over the past 20 years, according to Brown University studies. If the warfare ends by 2023, researchers estimate the total cost will be $6.7 trillion at least, not counting the interest on debt…

South Korea is not Willing to Pay 5 Times More for Stationing American Troops

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The present relationship between Seoul and Washington is plagued with problems, and recently the amount of money South Korea spends on U.S. military forces stationed in its territory has become the most pressing one. However, in the ROK these increased tensions are associated with Moon Jae-in’s attempts to follow…

Former Kamikaze Pilots Address Japanese Youth

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On more than one occasion, NEO has highlighted one of the most remarkable contemporary trends in the “Great Global Game (politics)”, the gradual comeback Japan and Germany, the biggest losers in World War Two, have been making to return to the inner circle of the game’s top players. There are plenty of different signs that prove this trend exists. Just..

US is Going to “Compensate” its Military Expenditures at the Expense of Others

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Back in 2007, retired US Army General Wesley Clark, said in an interview that in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Pentagon was planning to launch seven military campaigns across the Middle East and North Africa in less than five years, targeting Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran . Even though the US didn’t…

Ongoing GSOMIA-Related Issues between South Korea and Japan

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While continuing to monitor reports on the confrontation between Seoul and Tokyo, we are attentively following what effect it is having on regional security. And first and foremost, the issue is whether South Korea will renew the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) with Japan or not…

Who Will Foot the Bill for America’s Military Bases Overseas?

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Although Washington has closed a number of US military bases in recent years, the country still maintains approximately 800 military bases in over 70 countries, ranging from giant compounds to small radar facilities. Most of America’s military bases were established during the Cold War, but some of them…

US with Blood on its Hands in Afghan Tragedy

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The bloody war in Afghanistan has raged on for over 18 years, and there is no end in sight to this tragedy, no peaceful solution on the horizon. In 2001, US President George W. Bush used a far-fetched pretext for the military invasion of Afghanistan, and sent in 150 thousand troops, who occupied the sovereign state. The bulk of US…


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