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Trump and Bolton Take a Page From Richard Nixon and the Mad Man Theory

    Trump and Bolton Take a Page From Richard Nixon and the Mad Man Theory

Early in Richard Nixon’s presidency, he told his chief of staff, Bob Haldeman, that his secret strategy for ending the Vietnam War was to threaten the use of nuclear weapons.  Nixon opined that President Eisenhower’s nuclear threats in 1953 brought a quick end to the Korean War, and that he planned to use the same…

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Trump Axes Tillerson Over Iran Deal – Replaces Him With CIA Chief Pompeo

    Trump Axes Tillerson Over Iran Deal – Replaces Him With CIA Chief Pompeo

Back in December, we asked, “Will CIA Director Mike Pompeo Replace Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State?” The answer, as of moments ago, is yes. Moments ago, the WaPo first reported, and then President Trump tweeted, that he has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, launching a…

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Trump May Meet with North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong-un by May

    Trump May Meet with North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong-un by May

In a stunning turnaround from a year of playground insults and threats of nuclear annihilation, President Donald Trump agreed Thursday to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by May. South Korean official Chung Eui-yong said in an announcement on the White House driveway that Kim “pledged that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear missile tests” the…

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Scream Loudly and Carry a Nuclear Arsenal: The Dangers of Trump’s “Nuclear Diplomacy”

    Scream Loudly and Carry a Nuclear Arsenal: The Dangers of Trump’s “Nuclear Diplomacy”

WASHINGTON  -– To the surprise of many, it was announced earlier this week that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had agreed to consider ending its nuclear and ballistic missile program, while also being open to talks with the United States to resolve the inflamed tensions between the two nations. According to South Korean National…

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North Korea Contacted United States Directly Seeking Talks

  North Korea Contacted United States Directly Seeking Talks

In comments on Saturday, President Donald Trump reported that North Korea had directly contacted him a couple of days prior with an offer of direct diplomacy. If confirmed, this marks the first such offer directly made by the North Koreans to the administration. “They, by the way, called up a couple of days ago, they…

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The 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment Misses the Mark, Here’s How

  The 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment Misses the Mark, Here’s How

On February 13, the American intelligence community issued its Worldwide Threat Assessment for 2018. It is a frightening document to read, but perhaps not for the reasons you would expect. It is not frightening for the threat to America or the world that it reveals, but rather for its failure to hear or see what…

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Yes, the United States Used Biological Weapons on North Korea

  Yes, the United States Used Biological Weapons on North Korea

Opinion — It’s sort of silly that it matters. The United States bombed North Korea flat with ordinary, non-bioweapons bombs. It ran out of standing structures to bomb. People lived in caves, if they lived. Millions died, most of them from regular old non-scandalous but mass-murderous bombs (including, of course, Napalm which melts people but…

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CNAS, the democratic version of conquest imperialism

  CNAS, the democratic version of conquest imperialism

While Washington has no foreign policy, but several contradictory and simultaneous policies, “liberal hawks” have formed around General David Petraeus

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