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4 Key Questions Before The Trump-Kim Meeting

April 21, 2018 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump’s upcoming meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un may appear to be a breakthrough between two leaders who openly talked about nuclear war in 2017. However, national security experts caution against expecting too much from a historic meeting that still has no publicly confirmed date and may […]

Trump Must Make Demands First, Be Prepared To Walk, When He Meets With Kim

March 10, 2018 by

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By Fred Fleitz ~ Thursday night’s shocking announcement of an upcoming meeting between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization of the North is a direct result of President Trump’s actions that have fundamentally changed the dynamics of the North Korea crisis. President Trump’s tough rhetoric has led Kim to […]

Trump Has Agreed To Meet With Kim Jong Un. Here’s What He Needs To Do Now.

March 10, 2018 by

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By Bruce Klingner ~ President Donald Trump’s swift decision to accept a surprise summit invitation from North Korea is yet another stunning development in a whirlwind of diplomatic breakthroughs since the beginning of the year. Within a few short months, the Korean Peninsula has shifted from a seemingly inevitable military clash to being on the […]

North Korea’s ATM

March 3, 2018 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ It has been almost a half-century since the technology first made its appearance in 1969, but the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) has become a necessary part of life for people on the go in need of instant cash. Today, use of the machine just about anywhere around the […]

North Korea: We Cannot Afford To Have Another President Lateral The Issue

September 14, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, through both words and actions, again has ratcheted tensions up on the peninsula. In what one Japanese official last month described as an “unprecedented grave threat,” Pyongyang fired-for the first time in eight years-a missile that sailed over the island of Hokkaido. […]

N. Korea: U.S. Security Lost For Want Of A Backbone

September 7, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ Lyrics from a 14th century nursery rhyme encouraged children to apply the art of logical progression to the consequences of their actions or inactions. It needs be heeded today in dealing with the North Korea nuclear threat. “For Want of a Nail” is a journey down the road […]

Trump Promises ‘Fire And Fury’ If North Korea Advances Nuclear Threat

August 9, 2017 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump issued his strongest warning yet to North Korea after published reports that the communist dictatorship has developed a nuclear warhead. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump said Tuesday from a side room in the clubhouse at his golf course in Bedminster, […]

The Korean Dragon

August 4, 2017 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Another dragon that threatens the world? The Asian dragon is different than the European version. It appears in various Asian mythologies. Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, and others. The Korean Dragon is a kind of bearded serpent which is shown holding powerful magical orbs in its four-toed claws. I figure that today’s […]

North Korea Nuke Threat Skyrockets

July 12, 2017 by

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By Dr. Peter Brookes ~ The threat is deadly serious. North Korea’s ominous launch of its first intercontinental ballistic missile on July Fourth means that Pyongyang can reach out and touch the continental United States in a mushroom-cloud sort of way. According to North Korea’s KCNA news agency, the Hwasong-14 ballistic missile traveled only about […]

Why We Aren’t Heading For World War 3

April 23, 2017 by

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By Daniel Hannan ~ There’s a reason that no one has dropped a nuclear bomb since 1945. That reason is, well, reason. There have been vanishingly few circumstances where a nuclear attack could be justified in terms of rational self-interest. From the 1950s to the 1980s, nuclear obliteration was seen, not simply as possible, but […]

Folding Up Our Nuclear Umbrella

April 28, 2016 by

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By Peter Huessy ~ There is a growing fear that North Korea’s development and testing of nuclear weapons could trigger the use of nuclear weapons for the first time in seventy years. But the catalyst to such a catastrophe may be not actions by North Korea but an ill-considered decision by the United States. In […]

Chinese Provocations Beyond North Korea

March 11, 2016 by

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By William R. Hawkins ~ As this is being written, the U.S. and the Republic of Korea (ROK) are engaged in the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises involving over 300,000 South Korean and 17,000 American troops to demonstrate alliance solidarity in the face of North Korean provocations. The Pyongyang regime of Kim Jong-Un has denounced […]

Iran and North Korea Share a Bond Built On The Bomb And America’s Demise

January 19, 2016 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ In his 2002 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush used the collective tag of the “Axis of Evil” to describe three of “the world’s most dangerous regimes…(threatening) us with the world’s most destructive weapons.” Of those three Axis members – Iraq, North Korea […]

Why China Is The Biggest Deterrent To Stopping North Korea’s Nuclear Program

January 9, 2016 by

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By Josh Siegel ~ North Korea’s fourth nuclear test may be its most consequential, but the world is limited in how far it can escalate its response. Though the Obama administration disputed North Korea’s assertion that it had tested a hydrogen bomb, which would be the most powerful nuclear weapon the country has ever tested, […]