Monday, June 12 2017 — Hour 2
Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret), and our Pacific Rim Security expert joined us to interpret the latest events from the Korean Peninsula, (1) South Korea pausing the THAAD battery deployment, (2) North Korea’s surface-to-ship missile demonstration and (3) American diplomats singing China’s praises for pressuring North Korea with no apparent evidence of progress.
We also discuss the ongoing siege on Mindanao between the Philippine Army partnered with US Special Forces and Islamic Fundamentalists which is the latest chapter in the a decades old conflict.
A GREAT translator of things in the Western Pacific.
SECDEF James N. Mattis and the Commanding General of CENTCOM, General Joseph Votel, briefed reporters today on details of the Syrian airstrike, more refined bomb damage assessments, the intelligence that led to the airstrike and the message that was intended.