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Obama Administration’s Secret Overture to North Korea

Posted February 22nd, 2016 at 3:05 pm (UTC-4)
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On the one hand, the about-face would likely further weaken US credibility on non-proliferation as it was prepared to overlook North Korea’s secret and illegal nuclear program, essentially recognize it as a nuclear state…reward it with peace talks. On the other hand, the White House’s diplomacy hints of brilliance….President Obama called Kim Jong Un’s bluff

North Korea: China’s Tar Baby

Posted January 13th, 2016 at 8:37 am (UTC-4)
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[T]he only real reason North Korea has yet to collapse is China’s largesse. … Why does China continue to prop up a regime that, as the “tar baby” of Asia, increasingly threatens to drag China itself into the vortex of nuclear war?

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Posted June 2nd, 2015 at 3:15 pm (UTC-4)
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American culture is a victory culture. Coded into the American DNA are the fear of failure and the celebration of winning.