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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Leaked Israeli Intel Report Disputes Trump On North Korea Deal

An Israeli intelligence report concludes that the U.S. ‘retreated from its position’ on several key issues during talks with North Korea.

June 16, 2018
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Pompeo Lashes Out, Won’t Answer Questions At Korea Briefing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says it’s ‘insulting’ and ‘ridiculous’ to even ask questions about the details of the deal Trump made with North Korea.

June 14, 2018

Four-Star General Hayden Rebukes Trump Over North Korea Remarks

By calling U.S. military exercises with South Korea ‘provocative,’ Trump is repeating the talking points that a brutal dictator has used to smear America for decades.

June 13, 2018
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Ex-CIA Korea Expert: Why Prior Agreements Better Than Trump’s ‘Deal’ With Kim

Bruce Klinger, the former Central Intelligence Agency deputy division chief for Korea, on Tuesday called Donald Trump’s “historic” agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “disappointing”…

June 13, 2018
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Imagine GOP Tantrum If Obama Had A Summit With North Korea

There was that time when Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republicans lambasted Obama for visiting Cuba while there were still political prisoners in that country.

June 13, 2018
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Trump: ‘I’ll Find Some Excuse’ If Nuclear Negotiations Fail

Trump’s already making excuses for himself in case his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un turns out to be a huge bust.

June 13, 2018
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Trump And Rudy Stumble Toward Singapore

The Pyongyang government, which had candidly expressed its “repugnance” for Bolton, called the vice president “a political dummy” whose comments were “ignorant and stupid.”

June 11, 2018
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Our Not So Great But Infinite War

You may not have noticed. There’s no reason why you should have, fixated as we all are on the daily torrent of presidential tweets and the flood of mindless rejoinders they elicit.

June 11, 2018

White House Considering US Embassy In Pyongyang

The source also told Axios that the idea of an American embassy in North Korea has already “been discussed.”

June 11, 2018
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign rally at Crown Arena in Fayetteville, North Carolina August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Trump: ‘I Don’t Have To Prepare’ For NK Summit

Trump promised reported the summit is “more than a photo-op,” and suggested it could last more than just one day.

June 8, 2018
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Bismarck, North Dakota US May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump Praised ‘Nice’ And ‘Interesting’ Kim Letter — But Didn’t Read It

He even taunted eager reporters with its contents, saying, “Oh, would you like to see what was in that letter.” He even pretended to take bids to reveal what it said.

June 2, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news conference as Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) listens on Capitol Hill in Washington March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

McConnell Warns Trump Could Be ‘Snookered’ By North Korea

Trump later announced that the summit with Kim scheduled for June 12 in Singapore is back on after he had canceled the meeting last week.

June 2, 2018
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Trump Boasts He Ignored Human Rights In Meeting With North Korea

Trump hosted North Korea’s top envoy at the White House, but he didn’t bother to talk about the country’s gross human rights abuses.

June 2, 2018
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North Koreans Dropped Summit Plans Before Trump ‘Canceled’

According to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, it looks like Trump’s letter ‘cancelling’ the North Korea summit was just a bad attempt to save face.

May 25, 2018

Trump Blindsided Allies By Canceling NK Summit

The news report from North Korea that appears to have set Trump off was assessed as “low-level propaganda.”

May 25, 2018
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America’s Clown Show Negotiations Are Not Funny

When bluster ends in capitulation, what do other negotiating partners see? Blood in the water.

May 24, 2018
A combination photo shows a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) handout of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released on May 10, 2016, and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump posing for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA handout via Reuters/File Photo & REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

How The Two Koreas Roped Trump Into Their Peace Plan

When, in early March, Donald Trump agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Washington foreign policy elite nearly suffered a collective heart attack.

May 21, 2018

North Korea Threatens To Dump Trump Summit

The regime has already suspended talks with South Korea, according to multiple reports.

May 16, 2018
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Bolton Blasted 2009 North Korea Rescue As Pyongyang’s ‘Propaganda’

Trump’s national security adviser once actually derided the release of hostages from North Korea.

May 14, 2018

Ex-CIA Chief Explains How Kim Used Trump

The former intelligence agency head says Kim has been “masterful” in his manipulation.

May 12, 2018
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Huge Obstacles May Thwart North Korea Deal

North Korea has reportedly agreed going into the talks to accept the U.S. military presence, but it remains to be seen if the U.S. will agree to alter its military posture and force structure from one of war preparation to a goal of non-aggression.

April 27, 2018
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump waves at the conclusion of a Super Tuesday news conference in Palm Beach

Casino Company Lawyer Arranged Trump’s Call With Vietnam Prime Minister

On Dec. 14, 2016, one month after his election, President-elect Donald Trump had a call with the prime minister of Vietnam. At a time when foreign governments were scrambling to contact Trump, the conversation was a victory for the Vietnamese. State television broadcast footage of the call, with the prime minister surrounded by other smiling officials.

April 26, 2018
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Now Trump Calls North Korean Dictator ‘Very Honorable’

Trump has spent more than a year provoking North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un with childish taunts, but on Tuesday he declared the brutal dictator “very honorable.” At an expanded bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump spoke before cameras on a variety of subjects, including his upcoming summit with Kim.

April 25, 2018

Expect The North Korea Talks To Be Fruitless

Anytime two enemies sit down to resolve their differences peacefully rather than through war, hopes rise that reason will prevail and compromise will emerge. On Twitter, Trump assured everyone, “Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!” It’s tempting to think that his combination of insults, threats and economic pressure has caused the North Koreans to see the error of their ways.

April 23, 2018
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Trump’s Dangerous Ignorance About North Korea Negotiations

It was bad enough that Trump falsely claimed that North Korea had promised to “denuclearize” ahead of the upcoming summit. But when asked about it later, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short didn’t even know what the word meant.

April 23, 2018