Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Trump faces major risks in meeting with Kim Jong Un. Here's what he needs to avoid As President Trump prepares to talk nukes with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, he risks repeating past U.S. failures, alienating allies. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Oren Dorell, USA TODAY Published 9:18 a.m. ET April 19, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE As President Trump prepares for a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, he risks repeating past U.S. failures, damaging relationships with allies Japan and South Korea, or … [Read more...] about Trump faces major risks in meeting with Kim Jong Un. Here’s what he needs to avoid
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As the Trump administration rushes to put together what could be one of the most important meetings in recent history, between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, officials will have to make one crucial decision that will frame the meeting for the world: where it will be located. North Korea - CBS News It's lost on neither of these two actors who share a brinkmanship style that beyond their material discussions, the locale can give one side or the other a home-field advantage. There are a limited number of practical options available to North Korea and the U.S. With high-stakes outcomes -- the potential to denuclearize North Korea, free American hostages, and begin to stabilize the region -- President Trump may be prepared to cede a little in location. Short on resources, sanctions to maneuver around, and a fuel shortage, the North Koreans may also be interested in limiting the possible venues. Here are some locations that may be under … [Read more...] about Where might Trump and Kim Jong Un meet?
By Rebecca Ballhaus in Washington, Rebecca Ballhaus The Wall Street Journal BiographyRebecca Ballhaus @rebeccaballhaus [email protected] Peter Nicholas in Palm Beach, Fla., and Peter Nicholas The Wall Street Journal BiographyPeter Nicholas @peterwsj [email protected] Jonathan Cheng in Seoul Jonathan Cheng The Wall Street Journal BiographyJonathan Cheng @JChengWSJ Google+ [email protected] Updated April 18, 2018 9:45 a.m. ET 463 COMMENTS President Donald Trump said Wednesday he recently sent Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo on a secret trip to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, in an effort to set up a summit between the two leaders. Mr. Pompeo, tapped by Mr. Trump last month to serve as secretary of state, met with Mr. Kim to discuss terms of a meeting aimed at ending North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program. The secret mission was first reported Tuesday night. The president confirmed the trip on Twitter … [Read more...] about CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to Discuss Summit
CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Donald Trump to meet with that country's leader, Kim Jong Un, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trip.The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump's most trusted emmisaries and the authoritarian head of a rogue state was part of an effort to lay the groundwork for direct talks between Trump and Kim about North Korea's nuclear weapons program, according to the two people, who requested anonymity because of the highly classified nature of the talks.The clandestine mission, which has not previously been reported, came soon after Pompeo was nominated to be secretary of state."I'm optimistic that the United States government can set the conditions for that appropriately so that the president and the North Korean leader can have that conversation will set us down the course of achieving a diplomatic outcome that America so desperately - America and the world so … [Read more...] about CIA Director Pompeo secretly met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend
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