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Art of the deal: How about a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un at the Korean DMZ?

By World Tribune on May 26, 2016
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By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com

Donald Trump may be running neck and neck with Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential sweepstakes if the polls are at all credible, but there’s one constituency in which he appears to be well ahead. That’s within  Read More 
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Bush and Obama didn’t have the answers; Now Americans take a look at Trump

Bush and Obama didn’t have the answers; Now Americans take a look at Trump
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By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com
WASHINGTON ― First he was talking about kicking out all 12 million “illegal immigrants” in the U.S., and now he wants to exclude Muslims from the right to enter the U. Read More 
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Obama may be tempted to leave the budgeting of a credible U.S. Asian presence to his successor

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By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
The temptation to slash defense spending is overwhelming. Why worry about huge standing forces overseas when they’re not deployed much except on military exercises and war games that are repetitious and boring?
Easy to say, but the U.S. had only 500 advisers in South  Read More 
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Ironies abound in Subic Bay and Vietnam: U.S. Navy welcomed back with open arms

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By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
SUBIC BAY, Philippines ― The presence here of the USS Shiloh, a cruiser laden with missiles and cannon, reminds visitors of a bygone era. It was almost 25 years ago that the U.S. Navy had to abandon Subic Bay and the U.S. Air Force evacuated  Read More 
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What Kenji Goto understood that his killers did not

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By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
The murder of journalists at the hands of ISIS forces shows how far a few daring correspondents will go to find out what’s going on.
Covering wars has always been hazardous, never more so than when highly resourceful, motivated reporters go beyond the protective  Read More 
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U.S. At War Again

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
WASHINGTON — The eyes of the world are upon the new U.S. war in Syria and Iraq, and that’s not just because people want to know how or whether aerial bombardments and missile strikes are really knocking out the bad guys.
One question is whether such high-tech attacks  Read More 
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Strangely Shifting Alliances: Vietnam Today, North Korea Later?

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
History is full of such twists, turn and reversals. What are we to think of an American four-star general, medals and ribbons dripping from his chest, showing up in Hanoi talking up the idea of the U.S. shipping arms to the regime that dealt the U.S. the  Read More 
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