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  • Petraeus praises Trump, calls out NATO, North Korea and China

    05/10/2019 10:46:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 10, 2019 | Barnini Chakraborty
    In a wide-ranging with Fox News' Brian Kilmeade, former CIA Director David Petraeus praised President Trump's hard line on NATO, claimed the west needs to rethink its North Korea strategy and warned the United States should be "firm, not provocative" with China. The retired four-star general said Trump is hardly the first U.S. president to take NATO to task for spending too little on their own defense and depending on the U.S. to make up the difference. "(Trump) is right to do that," Petraeus said. "He is by no means the first president. I heard President Obama do this publicly...
  • North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile' days after new missile launch (NEW ONE)

    05/09/2019 2:32:51 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 52 replies
    North Korea has test-fired at least one unidentified projectile from a missile base just five days after its first rocket and missile launch since 2017. The projectile was launched from a medium-range ballistic missile base as South Korean, American and Japanese officials meet in Seoul to discuss North Korea amid fears that tensions could escalate again. South Korea's military said the projectile was fired from Sino-ri in an eastwards direction at 4.30pm local time on Thursday.
  • 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders says he doesn't 'fault Trump' on North Korea

    05/04/2019 8:45:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KRCO-AM/FM ^ | May 4, 2019
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the early front-runners in the 2020 Democratic presidential field, said Saturday that President Donald Trump’s handling of North Korea is one area where he doesn’t “fault” the current commander-in-chief. Speaking to ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl in an exclusive interview for “This Week,” the Vermont senator said that Trump meeting face-to-face with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “is the right thing to do.” Karl asked Sanders how he would respond as president to the apparent launch of unidentified short-range projectiles by North Korea into the Sea of Japan Friday night. “You...
  • (BREAKING) N. Korea Launches Short Range Missile Toward Japan Sea (90 min. ago)

    05/03/2019 6:48:06 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 180 replies
    Basically leading with short dispatches saying the North Koreans did this at around 0906 am local Saturday (8:06 pm eastern USA) in Korea/Japan, about 90 minutes ago, into the Sea of Japan, traveling 70 to 200 kilometers from a launch site near Wonsan on DPRK east coast. (Report in Japanese—because fast breaking) Conservative Sankei Shimbun news, Tokyo
  • Mattis ignored orders from Trump, White House on North Korea, Iran: report

    04/29/2019 10:41:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/29/2019 | eileen mitchell
    Former Defense Secretary James Mattis declined to carry out orders from President Trump or otherwise limited his options in various attempts to prevent tensions with North Korea, Iran and Syria from escalating, The New Yorker reported Monday, the latest account of Trump’s own officials trying to check his worst instincts. "The president thinks out loud. Do you treat it like an order? Or do you treat it as part of a longer conversation? We treated it as part of a longer conversation," a former senior national security official told The New Yorker. "We prevented a lot of bad things from...
  • Sick: North Korea Sent the U.S. a Hospital Bill For Otto Warmbier’s Torture

    04/25/2019 5:45:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un sent the United States a hospital bill for Otto Warmbier, the young American college student who was tortured to death by the regime. According to reporting from Fox News, the bill was never paid.  The U.S. received a $2 million hospital bill from the North Korean government for the care of American Otto Warmbier, who fell into a coma for unknown reasons while he was imprisoned in the country before he died in the U.S. in 2017, Fox News has confirmed. Pyongyang authorities insisted the U.S. envoy sent to retrieve the University of Virginia student...
  • North Korea billed US $2M for hospital care of Otto Warmbier

    04/25/2019 10:08:45 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/25/2019 | Michael Burke
    North Korea in 2017 reportedly issued a $2 million bill to the U.S. for the hospital care of American Otto Warmbier, who was in a coma when he was returned to the U.S. and died without regaining consciousness. The Washington Post reported Thursday that North Korea insisted that a U.S. official sign a pledge to pay the bill before returning Warmbier, an Ohio native who was arrested while visited Pyongyang. Citing two people familiar with the situation, the Post reported that the U.S. envoy who retrieved Warmbier signed the pledge on instructions from President Trump. The Post says it's unclear...
  • North Korea Gave U.S. $2 Million Hospital Bill for Otto Warmbier's Care

    04/25/2019 10:11:37 AM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 16 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 4/25/2019 | JACLYN GALLUCCI
    North Korea reportedly insisted that the United States agree to pay a $2 million hospital bill before returning American prisoner Otto Warmbier, who was in a coma at the time of his release and later died.
  • Trump: No, the US didn't pay North Korea for Otto Warmbier's medical bills

    04/27/2019 3:40:44 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | April 26th 2019 | Reuters
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States did not pay any money to North Korea as it sought the release of Otto Warmbier, a day after a report said Trump had approved a $2 million bill from Pyongyang for the American student's care. "No money was paid to North Korea for Otto Warmbier, not two Million Dollars, not anything else," Trump wrote in a tweet. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1121733749757087750?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1121733749757087750&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftaskandpurpose.com%2Fres%2Fcommunity%2Ftwitter_embed%2F%3Fiframe_id%3Dtwitter-embed-1121733749757087750%26created_ts%3D1556277141.0%26screen_name%3DrealDonaldTrump%26text%3DNo%2Bmoney%2Bwas%2Bpaid%2Bto%2BNorth%2BKorea%2Bfor%2BOtto%2BWarmbier%252C%2Bnot%2Btwo%2BMillion%2BDollars%252C%2Bnot%2Banything%2Belse.%2BThis%2Bis%2Bnot%2Bthe%2BOba%25E2%2580%25A6%2Bhttps%253A%252F%252Ft.co%252FkJK9TTdoly%26id%3D1121733749757087750%26name%3DDonald%2BJ.%2BTrump The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Trump had approved payment of a $2 million bill from Pyongyang to cover its care of the comatose college student, who was held in...
  • America and China Already Went to War (And It Would Be Far Worse Now)

    04/25/2019 7:06:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Interest ^ | 04/03/2019 | Robert Farley
    In November 1950, China and the United States went to war. Thirty-six thousand Americans died, along with upwards of a quarter million Chinese, and half a million or more Koreans. If the United States was deeply surprised to find itself at war with the People’s Republic of China, a country that hadn’t even existed the year before, it was even more surprised to find itself losing that war. The opening Chinese offensive, launched from deep within North Korea, took U.S. forces by complete operational surprise. The U.S.-led United Nations offensive into North Korea was thrown back, with the U.S. Army...
  • New Book Demolishes Arab Armies of Sand

    04/14/2019 11:37:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 33 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | APR 13, 2019 8:00 AM | ANDREW HARROD
    New Book Demolishes Arab Armies of Sand “Arab armed forces consistently underperformed, and underperformed in the same ways time and again, regardless of who they fought or where, the state of their politics, or the relative state of economic development between them and their foe.” So concludes scholar Kenneth M. Pollack in his magisterial book on the cultural roots of disastrous post-1945 Arab military performance, Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness. Pollack presents an encyclopedic, withering critique of Arab militaries across decades in numerous varied conflicts, to substantiate the conclusion that: Arab militaries were...
  • Mitch McConnell Tells 2020 Republicans To Run 'Independent' Of Trump

    04/12/2019 10:13:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/11/19 | Stepher Dinan and Alex Swoyer
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republican senators running for re-election next year should not couple their messaging to President Trump but rather run “independent” campaigns built around how they’ve helped their states. The Kentucky Republican, who is himself up for reelection, said senators’ races are big enough that they can escape the gravity of the presidential race and establish themselves on their own. Mr. McConnell also said Republicans must — and can — reverse disastrous losses in the suburbs that cost them their House majority in November’s elections. “There’s no good reason for your typical suburban resident to be frightened...
  • Moon’s mission impossible: To get Trump to ease sanctions

    04/09/2019 4:43:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Asia Times ^ | April 9, 2019 | Andrew Salmon
    The process – or non-process – of North Korean denuclearization and inter-Korean relations may well be decided on Thursday when two meetings take place: North Korea’s newly-inaugurated Supreme People’s Assembly meets and later that day, South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets US President Donald Trump in Washington. In the wake of February’s failed North Korea-US summit in Hanoi, which broke up without any agreement, experts will be watching the SPA meeting for clues toward future North Korean policy. But more mission-critical matters will be discussed in Washington. There, South Korea’s Moon faces the sternest task. In a bid to restart...
  • Don’t Let Google Fool You, Mr. President

    04/01/2019 3:50:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 31, 2019 | Mytheos Hold
    The week following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s exoneration of President Trump was, as the president might say, “so beautiful, so yuge, so fantastic.” And it’s not just Mueller. Persistent Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti has been indicted by the Southern District of New York (SDNY) for blackmail and fraud. The attempt by House Democrats to override the president’s veto of a resolution disapproving of his emergency powers failed. Network executives are now clueless about how to fill up time on shows once dedicated to goading Trump over Russia. All things considered, the president couldn’t have had a better week. However, perhaps...
  • TNS News Bulletin - Possible North Korea launch preparations

    03/31/2019 8:57:29 PM PDT · by cba123 · 18 replies
    Just a posting, to indicate that this website is apparently monitoring developments, possibly indicating an increase in threat coming from North Korea. Possibly. Maybe. Just reporting what has been reported, by the website. Or it could be, different from what is being reported.
  • Majority say they're open to re-electing Trump

    03/25/2019 1:21:37 PM PDT · by grayboots · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/25/2019 | The Hill
    A majority of registered voters in a new poll say they would consider voting President Trump into a second term. Fifty-four percent in the Hill-HarrisX survey released Monday said they would think about voting for Trump, though 46 percent of registered voters said they would not even consider casting a ballot for the president. The polling was conducted before a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusions were released. That summary reported that Mueller did not find evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia, a huge win for the president. People who said they backed Trump in 2016 are...
  • Seoul official: North Korea could be dismantling rocket launch pad

    03/18/2019 11:36:41 PM PDT · by cba123 · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | By Elizabeth Shim March 18, 2019 at 7:18 AM | By Elizabeth Shim March 18, 2019 at 7:18 AM
    SEOUL, March 18 (UPI) -- South Korea's unification minister said Monday North Korea activity at a missile launch site could be preparations for a "demolition." Cho Myong-gyon, who will soon be replaced by Kim Yeon-cheol, the chief of a Seoul-run think tank, told the National Assembly's foreign affairs and unification committee opinion is divided among officials in the South whether North Korea is restarting missile-related activity or getting ready to destroy the site, Yonhap reported Monday. (Maybe. Maybe not.) UPI ping.
  • Third time a charm? Trump tries again to slash State Department funding by 25 percent

    03/11/2019 6:06:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 11, 2019 07:25 PM | Joel Gehrke
    President Trump’s administration is proposing a sharp cut in diplomatic funding for the third year in a row, even though Congress repudiated his last two State Department budgets and gave the branch billions more than he requested. “This is a back and forth with Congress,” Doug Pitkin, director of State's bureau of budget and planning, told reporters Monday. “Just because Congress has not taken up some of the reductions that were proposed over the last three years does not change the administration's position.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo touted the $40 billion request for fiscal 2020, a steep decline from...
  • Trump invokes new demand for extracting billions of dollars from U.S. allies

    03/10/2019 7:52:14 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 44 replies
    MSN 'News' via Washington Compost ^ | March 10, 2019 | John Hudson, et al
    In private discussions with his aides, President Trump has devised an eye-popping formula to address one of his long-standing complaints: that allies hosting U.S. forces don’t pay Washington enough money. Under the formula, countries would pay the full cost of stationing American troops on their territory, plus 50 percent more, said U.S. and foreign officials familiar with the idea, which could have allies contributing five times what they provide. Trump calls the formula “cost plus 50,” and it has struck fear in the hearts of U.S. allies who view it as extortionate. Rumors that the formula could become a global...
  • Report: Trump wants Germany, Japan and others to pay full cost plus a premium for US troops

    03/10/2019 7:12:48 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 111 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES (Mideast edition) ^ | March 9, 2019, p. 6 | John Vandiver
    [photo caption] M1A2 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles converge on a smoke signal during a live-fire exercise at Grafenwoehr, Germany, in March. President Trump is pushing a plan that demands allies pick up the full cost of hosting U.S. troops in their countries, plus a 50 percent premium for American protection, according to a news report. [photo credit; MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES] STUTTGART, Germany — President Donald Trump is pushing a plan that demands allies pick up the full cost of hosting U.S. troops in their countries, plus a 50 percent premium for the privilege of American protection, according...