June 13, 2018

Trump celebrates denuclearization upon return from Singapore summit

Kevin Lim/The Strait Times/Handout/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump took to Twitter to reassure Americans to "sleep well tonight" upon landing in Washington, D.C., early Wednesday morning after the landmark summit in Singapore between the United States and North Korea. He tweeted out a few congratulations to candidates running in primary races on Tuesday, in addition to taking a victory lap for his summit with Kim Jong Un. He also took a shot at his predecessor in office, sayin..
June 13, 2018

Trump’s pledge to stop ‘war games’ with South Korea throws critical exercises into question

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The biggest surprise to emerge from President Donald Trump's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore was not included in the final agreement: Trump's pledge to stop U.S. military exercises routinely held with South Korea. Trump's pledge has drawn criticism as giving North Korea too much in return for vague promises. It remains unclear what impact Trump's announcement will have on planning for the next big exercise slated to beg..
June 12, 2018

Mattis not surprised by Trump’s call to end military exercises: Pentagon

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was not surprised by President Donald Trump’s call to end U.S. military exercises with South Korea and had been consulted beforehand, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. As reports emerged that the South Korean government was surprised by the announcement, questions were raised about whether Mattis and other U.S. policymakers had also been caught off guard. “There were no surprises, they had spoken on all of these issues in advance,” Da..
June 12, 2018

The world watched: Trump-Kim summit drew global reaction, with many expressing cautious hope

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- At all hours of the night, from all corners of the globe, the world watched. China praised the outcome of the summit, in which President Donald Trump pledged security guarantees to the North and and Kim Jong Un appeared to endorse complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. “A new history has been made and China welcomes and support it” said Chinese Foreign Minister, Geng Shuang. China, the northern neighbor of Pyongyang, said it would be willing to play a con..