“US spy satellites detect activity in N. Korea” Reply


CNN

“US spy satellites spotted a mobile missile launcher capable of launching an intermediate range ballistic missile being moved in a way that leads the US military to believe preparations are being made for a possible launch, a senior US defense official tells CNN. CNN’s Jim Sciutto reports.”  MORE

“Why China won’t isolate North Korea” Reply


POLITICO

“China is not willing to put the kind of regime threat pressure that we think is necessary because they don’t want to cause a Korean collapse,” said Joseph DeThomas, a former U.S. diplomat who specialized in sanctions and nonproliferation issues…” MORE

“1953 Armistice ends the Korean War”


HISTORY CHANNEL

After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The armistice ended America’s first experiment with the Cold War concept of “limited war.”  MORE

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IS TRUMP GEARING UP FOR WORLD WAR III? (The end of the world as we know it.) [sic]


“President Donald Trump released a $1.1 trillion budget outline Thursday that proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending and corresponding cuts to non-defense spending at the State Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency and the wholesale elimination of other federal programs.” (CNN)

“U.S. sidelined as Putin calls the shots on Syria cease-fire”


POLITICS

Obama aides say what's important is that the violence stops. But the president's critics say his hesitation to use force has led others to fill a power vacuum in the Middle East.

Obama aides say what’s important is that the violence stops. But the president’s critics say his hesitation to use force has led others to fill a power vacuum in the Middle East.

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“Pearl Harbor: How FDR responded to the “day of infamy”


CBS

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“Mosul Recapture ‘Possible’ Before Trump Takes Office”


DAILY BEAST

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“Odetta – Masters Of War”