As with Iraq in 2003, the U.S. military has planned and prepared for defeating North Korea militarily in great detail. But reconstructing and stabilizing the country afterward has not received enough attention. The U.S. military needs to identify what it might need to do after combat operations in a potential Korean war.
For the first time since its inception in 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has welcomed new members, with India and Pakistan joining earlier this month. But the bloc’s expansion has paralleled a decline in its effectiveness and unleashed any number of questions about the SCO’s continued purpose.