Feb 13, 1:04 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Arthur Villasanta 02/12/19 AT 11:03 PM Contradicting president Donald Trump, Gen. Robert Abrams, Commander at U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), said North Korea has neither denuclearized nor has made any serious attempt to do so since the failed Singapore summit between Trump and North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un on June 12, 2018.Gen. Abrams also told the Senate Armed Services Committee there has been “little to no verifiable change” in North Korea's military capabilities since last year. There has, however, been a palpable reduction in tensions between the U.S. and North Korea."I remain clear-eyed about the fact that, despite a reduction in tensions along the DMZ and a cessation of strategic provocations coupled with public statements of intent to denuclearize, little to no verifiable change has occurred in North Korea's military capabilities," said … [Read more...] about US General Warns Of North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons, Is Denuclearization Possible?
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Feb 04, 11:43 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Arthur Villasanta 02/04/19 AT 11:32 PM U.S. president Donald Trump exuded optimism he’ll clinch a deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when they meet in Vietnam to pick-up where they left-off after their failed first summit in Singapore in June 2018.Sounding much like he did before his first summit with Kim, Trump said he sees a "good chance" of reaching a deal with Kim on the vexed stumbling block of “denuclearization,” which derailed their first summit. Conflicting definitions of denuclearization, and the lack of any progress in bringing this about, triggered the need for a second summit."The meeting is set," said Trump in a media interview. "He's looking forward to it. I'm looking forward to it."Trump also claimed there is “a very good chance that we will make a deal.”Trump thinks Kim wants an end to the international … [Read more...] about US, North Korea Summit: Denuclearization Deal Has ‘A Very Good Chance’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Eileen Sullivan New York Times January 30, 2019 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pushed back on Wednesday against his intelligence chiefs’ national security assessments, saying that “the Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran,” and defended his own, more positive appraisals of the threats North Korea and the Islamic State pose to the United States.“Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school,” Trump said on Twitter.He wrote: “The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran. They are wrong! When I became President Iran was making trouble all over the Middle East, and beyond. Since ending the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal, they are MUCH different, but.... Advertisement “....a source of potential danger … [Read more...] about President Donald Trump disputes ‘naive’ intelligence chiefs on North Korea and Iran, suggests they ‘go back to school’
America's top intelligence official on Tuesday publicly broke with President Donald Trump on several critical foreign policy fronts, saying North Korea is not likely to give up its nuclear weapons, Iran is not yet seeking a nuclear weapon and the Islamic State terrorist group remains a forceful presence in Iraq and Syria. The remarks by Dan Coats, the U.S. director of national intelligence, underscored how out of step Trump's pronouncements on major national security issues often are with the rest of the government he leads, including intelligence agencies that he has long scorned.Story Continued Below The divergence on Tuesday was perhaps most notable in the case of North Korea, which Trump has said no longer poses a nuclear threat to the United States. "We currently assess that North Korea will seek to retain its [weapons of mass destruction] capabilities and is unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities because its leaders ultimately view nuclear … [Read more...] about U.S. intelligence chief breaks with Trump on North Korea, Iran, ISIS
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... WASHINGTON — In an assessment casting doubt on President Donald Trump’s goal of a nuclear-disarmed North Korea, U.S. intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that the North is unlikely to entirely dismantle its nuclear arsenal. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, noted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed support for ridding the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons and has not recently test-fired a nuclear-capable missile or conducted a nuclear test. “Having said that, we currently assess that North Korea will seek to retain its WMD (weapons of mass destruction) capabilities and is unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capability because its leaders ultimately view … [Read more...] about Spy agencies doubt North Korea will give up nuclear weapons