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Potentates watching

No plan of operations reaches with any certainty beyond the first encounter with the enemy’s main force.–Helmuth van Moltke, 1880. In his memoir, “Travels with Herodotus” Polish journalist, Ryszard Kapuściński tells the story of a Persian potentate, Xerxes, who seated himself on a throne … Continue reading

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Purges

We’re in no rush whatsoever. — DJT on prospective Korean denuclearization Prior to 5 May 1968, Nixon spoke of seeking a “victorious peace” in Vietnam. But on that day, speaking in New Hampshire, the nation’s first primary state, he used … Continue reading

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Singapore summit

The American people don’t mistake the absence of a final agreement for the absence of progress. We made progress; we must be patient. We made historic advances; we will not turn back.–Ronald Reagan In the end, diplomacy can work – … Continue reading

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Understanding Korea

The American people don’t mistake the absence of a final agreement for the absence of progress. We made progress; we must be patient. We made historic advances; we will not turn back.–Ronald Reagan Bruce Cumings is an American historian of … Continue reading

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Parsing Reed’s writing

I support the President’s leadership in keeping our nation’s security his top priority rather than seeking an achievement for political reasons that results in a false diplomatic success. President Trump has always known when to walk away from the table, … Continue reading

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fight fight, talk talk

 fight fight, talk talk.–attributed to Mao Ze-dong Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.–Proverbs 16:18 To win without fighting is best.–Asian martial art maxim I believe American army officers study Mao’s thoughts on war and international relations. Doubtless Kim Jong-un has … Continue reading

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North Korea’s nuclear test site

Trump, in a tweet Saturday, thanked North Korea for its plan to dismantle the nuclear test site, calling it “a very smart and gracious gesture!”–Kim Tong-Hyung | AP May 13 at 7:00 AM, Washington Post North Korea offers to close their nuclear test … Continue reading

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