Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center, spent 20 years in the intelligence community working at the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency.

My Articles

September 13, 2016, 9:02 AM EDT
North Korea is becoming more aggressive—and it’s time the United States took further action.
August 26, 2016, 9:55 AM EDT
North Korea conducted its most successful test launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Tuesday.
July 25, 2016, 10:20 AM EDT
North Korea provocatively conducted missile tests on Wednesday, a clear warning to the United States and its allies that nuclear defense systems must remain a priority.
June 22, 2016, 3:05 PM EDT
Pyongyang achieved partial success with its Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile.
May 31, 2016, 9:57 AM EDT
Rather than a utopian quest to eliminate nuclear arms, Obama should have called on nations to band together against the despots who still threaten to impose their will over weaker neighbors.
May 11, 2016, 4:21 PM EDT
History remains very much alive in East Asia. Millennia of invasions, occupations, and subjugation form the foundation for present-day perceptions.
April 5, 2016, 10:13 AM EDT
Stability in Asia is currently being threatened by North Korea’s growing military capabilities, China’s increasingly aggressive behavior, historical animosities, and rising nationalism.
March 18, 2016, 5:11 PM EDT
On March 16, President Barack Obama issued a new executive order imposing additional sanctions on North Korea for its repeated violations of U.S. law and UN resolutions.
March 4, 2016, 1:45 PM EST
In an example of how not to negotiate national security issues, Secretary of State John Kerry triggered confusion and consternation for key ally South Korea on U.S. deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system.
February 10, 2016, 5:26 PM EST
North Korea has again successfully put a satellite into orbit, demonstrating the same technology needed to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and showing that its long-range missile program is becoming increasingly reliable.
January 6, 2016, 5:35 PM EST
North Korea announced Wednesday that it has conducted a successful H-bomb nuclear test of a miniaturized warhead.
August 21, 2015, 10:42 AM EDT
The greatest likelihood for military conflict on the Korean Peninsula is not from a full-scale North Korean invasion, but from a series of escalatory responses to a tactical-level skirmish. This is particularly true if an event occurs during already heightened tensions, as currently exists.
November 11, 2014, 10:16 AM EST
Mentioning “1 percenters” conjures up images of protest and class warfare. But there is another 1 percent who are beyond politics: the men and women who serve in America’s armed forces, as well as the veterans who served before them.
October 28, 2014, 10:53 AM EDT
North Korea now has the ability to produce a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can be mounted atop a ballistic missile.
September 4, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT
North Korea is a land of “signals” where every action, good or bad, seems some sort of clever harbinger of change.