President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders pledges to support Democratic nominee in 2020 CNN's Zucker: Fox News is a 'propaganda outlet' Warren struggles to gain traction amid Sanders surge MORE should have accepted the North Korean offer in Hanoi, details of which emerged after the summit’s conclusion. Opinions differ, and certainly dismantling the aging facilities at Yongbyon would not have addressed the totality of North Korean nuclear facilities, nor would it have included the surrender of any actual fissile material or limited the fearsome new generation of missiles. But whether it is aging, Yongbyon remains the only plutonium production site North Korea has, and plutonium has been the major part of North Korea’s stockpile of fissile material. ADVERTISEMENT Moreover, dismantling Yongbyon also would have included, according to North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, destroying a facility for highly enriched uranium, in front of U.S. technicians. There are, … [Read more...] about A deal for Trump: Take North Korea’s offer and build upon it
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On domestic policy, the Democratic Party is moving left. On foreign policy, the Democratic Party barely exists. Yes, Democrats like climate change agreements and oppose banning refugees. But those are extensions of the party’s domestic commitments. Yes, Democrats support a hard line against Vladimir Putin. But that’s mostly because he helped elect Donald Trump. What is the Democratic position on Syria’s civil war? Or Chinese imperialism in the South China sea? Or Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen and bullying of Qatar? There isn’t one. President Obama stood for the proposition that America should resist costly military interventions and seek diplomatic agreements with longtime foes. When it comes to war and peace, the post-Obama Democratic Party doesn’t really stand for much at all.Take North Korea. Ask congressional Democrats what America should do about Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions and they mostly answer: more pressure. Which is the same answer … [Read more...] about Why Won’t the Democrats Challenge Trump on North Korea?
Story highlights The administration has avoided drawing a "red line" when it comes to the use of military force McMaster's comments could indicate that he views the threat of a military option as a usable tool to forcibly denuclearize North Korea Washington (CNN)Only President Donald Trump and his closest advisers may truly know how close the US is to war with North Korea as the administration's standoff with Pyongyang continues to escalate. Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said last week that the threat of war with North Korea is "increasing every day" -- a stark warning that is raising new questions about whether the administration has a predetermined "red line" for military action after the rogue regime's latest -- and most successful -- intercontinental ballistic missile test to date. While Trump has been eager to confront North Korean leader Kim Jong Un both verbally and via Twitter, his threats of "fire and fury" have largely been tempered by assurances from … [Read more...] about A dangerous choice looms for Trump on North Korea
Story highlights US intelligence analysts assess North Korea has produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead, according to multiple sources It is not believed that the capability has been tested Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary ultimatum to North Korea on Tuesday warning Pyongyang not to make any more threats against the United States or they will "face fire and fury like the world has never seen," during a photo op at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen... he has been very threatening beyond a normal state. They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before," he said. Trump, Kim ramp up rhetoric Trump's credibility crisis goes nuclear North Korea ups the rhetoric OPINION: 2 things Trump should know about North Korea Before a war with North … [Read more...] about Trump promises North Korea ‘fire and fury’ over nuke threat
Story highlights Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain said he took exception to Trump's comments Democrats slammed Trump for a reaction they charged was "bombastic" and "unhinged." (CNN)President Donald Trump faced criticism from lawmakers in both parties on Tuesday after warning that North Korea would "face fire and fury like the world has never seen" if Pyongyang keeps threatening the United States. Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain said he took exception to Trump's comments, warning that the President might not be able to follow through with the threats he is making. "I take exception to the President's comments because you've got to be sure that you can do what you say you're going to do," the Arizona Republican said in an interview with Phoenix radio station KTAR. "The great leaders I've seen don't threaten unless they're ready to act and I'm not sure President Trump is ready to act." Trump threatens North Korea after US assesses they have miniaturized a … [Read more...] about Lawmakers slam Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ toward North Korea