Lots of news lately about the Western Pacific and we caught up with Grant Newsham, our favorite Western Pacific expert.  The US & UK jointly patrolled the South China Sea, something that should have happened months ago, we talk about it.

The “Trans Pacific Partnership” — was abandoning that agreement a good thing for the United States economically and separately politically.  We talk about it.

The economic fight between the US and China that President Trump seems to be ok with (and so are we), does either side have the upper hand?  We talk about it.

A second US-North Korean summit?  Why?  We talk about it.