Will Griffin of Veterans For Peace (VFP) and the U.S.-based Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asian and the Pacific joined Brian Becker of Loud & Clear to discuss U.S. Secretary of Defense Jame Mattis’ recent visit to South Korea and Japan. Griffin talks about the Trump administration’s posture on the so-called “Asia Pivot,” aimed at containing China from challenging U.S. hegemony in the Asia Pacific region.
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By attributing “Gangster-like” invective to North Korea, the NY Times refreshes the “irrational, out-of-control, over- the- top, can’t-be-negotiated-with” framing that has prevented, sabotaged and derailed negotiation in the past.read more
Having declared the completion of an effective nuclear deterrent to defend itself from U.S.’ military threats, North Korea now appears ready to shift its scientific talent and resources to another key aspect of its fight against U.S. aggression: building an economically robust and self-reliant nation to defy the labyrinth of U.S.-led sanctions.read more
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The residents of Seongju and Gimcheon were caught off guard when the USFK and the South Korean Defense Ministry forced key parts of the THAAD missile system into the former Lotte Skyhill Golf Course in the early morning hours of April 26. The AN/TPY-2 radar is believed to have been transported into the deployment site.read more