Hurricane-strength BS: The uncanny similarities of Woodward’s book and the NY Times anonymous Op-Ed

Hurricane-strength BS: The uncanny similarities of Woodward’s book and the NY Times anonymous Op-Ed

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― We hear so much speculation as to who wrote the infamous, anonymous New York Times op-ed, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” it’s surprising we hear not a word about whether the piece was actually an inside job. That is, could the author […]

NY Times redefines ‘objectivity’, turns blind eye to real news from, for example, Korea

NY Times redefines ‘objectivity’, turns blind eye to real news from, for example, Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – An anonymous attack on President Donald Trump in The New York Times has captured headlines across the United States while Americans more or less forget about what’s going on elsewhere in the world. The attack, in the form of a commentary on the paper’s “opinion” page, purportedly […]

Trump warns North Korea new exercises would be ‘far bigger than ever before’

Trump warns North Korea new exercises would be ‘far bigger than ever before’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk U.S. President Donald Trump is determined to stick to the ban on joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises despite North Korea’s failure to begin to take steps toward “complete denuclearization” as promised by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in their summit in Singapore in June. Trump tweeted there was “no […]

Trade war: Oh no? Oh yes!

Trade war: Oh no? Oh yes!

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Global Trade War is sweeping the world, and U.S. President Donald Trump intends to keep fighting. The question, though, is how and when it will end and what damage it will leave in its wake. The U.S. contends that that eventually some of America’s trading partners will realize they […]

Time of transition for U.S. forces in Korea awaiting Mattis visit

Time of transition for U.S. forces in Korea awaiting Mattis visit

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) is going through agonizing changes. Cancellation of joint U.S.-South Korean war games is not the only sign of the shifting U.S. military role. The USFK and the United Nations Command have just staged a colorful ceremony at Camp Humphreys, an expanding base that now […]

Skeptical minds want to know: What next with North Korean denuclearization?

Skeptical minds want to know: What next with North Korean denuclearization?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The most obvious lesson of the Singapore summit is that “complete denuclearization” is mission impossible. The North Koreans since then haven’t used the “n” word ― “n” for nuclear ― while talking in generalities about the need to respect everyone’s “sovereignty” along with the statement signed by President Donald […]

Giving peace a chance: U.S., S. Korean forces salute, hit pause button on war games

Giving peace a chance: U.S., S. Korean forces salute, hit pause button on war games

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The Pentagon has reluctantly followed the orders of President Donald Trump and cancelled the next set of military exercises that U.S. and South Korea forces were to have staged jointly in August. U.S. Defense Department in Washington announced the decision simultaneously with South Korea’s ministry of national defense after […]

Newly-designated U.S. envoy to Seoul: ‘We are in a dramatically different place’ after summit

Newly-designated U.S. envoy to Seoul: ‘We are in a dramatically different place’ after summit

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SINGAPORE – U.S. and South Korean military people are deeply concerned about the prospect of giving up joint military exercises while the presidents of both their countries remain convinced that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un is really going to get rid of his nuclear program. Senior members of the […]

The greatest show on earth? Now for the follow through

The greatest show on earth? Now for the follow through

Special to WorldTribune.com Commentary by Donald Kirk SINGAPORE — The summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un wound up in a victory of style and image over real substance. Trump, hours after his historic meeting with Kim, defended the vague final declaration in a show of bluff and bluster in which he sought to […]

What is tough guy Kim Yong-Chol’s game and what happened in China on his way to NY?

What is tough guy Kim Yong-Chol’s game and what happened in China on his way to NY?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk It does look like Singapore is on again. You can’t have so many emissaries going back and forth, between Pyongyang and New York, between Washington and Singapore, between Pyongyang and Singapore, between Manila and Panmunjeom, without thinking these guys are serious, something’s up. What, between Manila and Panmunjeom? What’s […]

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