“Why did we lose this war?” asked James Burnham of Vietnam in 1972. One reason, he wrote, was that “We failed—that is, our leadership failed—to comprehend this Indochina struggle as one campaign or sub-war in a global conflict. Since we did not set it within its global frame of reference, our leaders could neither develop a comprehensive strategy to win it nor make it comprehensible to the American people.”
President Donald Trump knocked China for its continued economic relationship with North Korea on Wednesday, tweeting “so much for China working with us” on the rogue state’s nuclear threat.
Tensions remain high in Northeast Asia following the dispatch of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group to waters near the Korean Peninsula and signs that Pyongyang is preparing for another underground nuclear test.
The growing threat of North Korean nuclear-armed long-range missiles will be a central focus of security talks this week between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Wednesday accused President Trump of failing to deliver on campaign promises to get tougher on America’s trade relationship with China.
President Donald Trump will issue a “clear signal” to Chinese President Xi Jinping that the United States expects Beijing to pressure North Korea into reigning in its weapons programs when the two leaders meet later this week, a senior White House official said Tuesday evening.
The Trump administration is dealing with a lot. Just consider the agenda this week: a nuclear war for its Supreme Court nominee on Capitol Hill, dueling investigations and political fights over contacts with Russia and the previous administration’s handling of intelligence, a renewed push on health care, a visit of the President of Egypt and the King of Jordan to discuss peace in the Middle East, and of course the two-day visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Mar-a-Lago.
China’s Communist Party gave President Xi Jinping the title of “core” leader on Thursday, putting him on par with past strongmen like Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, but it signaled his power would not be absolute.