Weekly Update from Mark Armstrong – 22 February 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, Has anybody seen about enough glamor shots of the bearded boy no one had ever heard of three weeks ago? Maybe they could just stick with his mug shot, though it looks like he feigned the same … Read More

Sen. Graham: Kim Jong Un Talking Because he Is ‘Afraid’

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North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un is coming to the negotiating table this week in Vietnam with the United States because he is “afraid” of a strong President Donald Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday. “We broke the Iran nuclear … Read More

Fox News Poll: Half of voters favor military action against North Korea

Just over half of voters perceive North Korea as a “major” threat to U.S. national security, and about the same number support taking military action to stop the country’s nuclear weapons program. In addition, more approve than disapprove of how … Read More

N. Korea faces historic turning point: State media

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SEOUL • North Korea is facing a “significant, historic turning point”, its state media said yesterday, ahead of a highly anticipated second summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump. The meeting between the two leaders … Read More

2nd North Korea-US summit to be held in Hanoi

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Another working-level negotiation to be held just before summit. US State Department Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun prepares to leave South Korean via Incheon International Airport on Feb. 10. (Yonhap News) Preparations are moving ahead for the second … Read More

Russia says it must develop new nuclear-warhead carrying missiles by 2021

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–Russia says it must develop new nuclear missiles by 2021. –The country’s defense minister is quoted as saying the need for more missiles follows a U.S. decision to suspend a 32-year-old bilateral treaty. Alexei Nikolsky | TASS | Getty Images … Read More

In Japan, Angela Merkel warns against treating North Korea naively

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Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with Emperor Akihito on the second and final day of her visit to Japan. Later events with students and scientists covered topics from North Korean disarmament through to cows’ digestion. Angela Merkel had a third and … Read More

In reversal, Trump now says he and intel chiefs in agreement

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President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday.  Photo: AP WASHINGTON A day after he lashed out at U.S. intelligence agency chiefs over their assessments of global threats, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course and said that … Read More

Schumer urges Coats to stage intelligence intervention with Trump

“I applaud you and your colleagues in the Intelligence Community for being clear-eyed about the threats we face, but you cannot allow the President’s ill-advised and unwarranted comments today to stand,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote in his letter. … Read More

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