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My new article for @nknewsorg: on why an end-of-war declaration won’t unlock further denuclearization steps from #NorthKorea on its own (that doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing)…
And I also discuss a bit why I think Steve Biegun is well aware of this (reading between the lines of his Stanford speech, at least).
The thesis can be summed up thus: when North Korea says it wants “corresponding measures,” it wants sanctions relief. The end-of-war declaration is a nice-to-have.
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NEW: At @BulletinAtomic, @jkwarden and I offer nearly 5,000 words outlining how to think about and do arms control with #NorthKorea in the near-term (recognizing that total disarmament is nonetheless a desirable long-term objective)…
The world—and Northeast Asia—are safer once we’ve qualitatively and quantitatively capped North Korea’s development of its nuclear forces. Verifiable capping has to be the first step—and it can’t come soon enough.
Getting to that initial point where we might get a cap won’t be easy and it will require a change in thinking about what we are willing to concede and put on the table. The costs of doing so are greatly outweighed by the benefits, as we argue.
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In preview of #SOTU on national security, @POTUS expected to say, "As a candidate for President, I pledged a new approach. Great nations do not fight endless wars"
re #Syria #Afghanistan #Iraq?
As for #Iran, @POTUS expected to say in #SOTU, "We will not avert our eyes from a regime that chants Death to America and threatens genocide against the Jewish People"
.@ODNIgov Dir Dan Coats and @CIA Dir Gina Haspel entering the House Chamber at Capitol for the #SOTU
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Trump: Day 745
-Inaugural Committee Subpoenaed
-Told 8,459 False/Misleading Claims
-Picks Ex-Oil Lobbyist 4 Interior Scty
-Purging Workers at 5 Golf Courses
-Graham Demands Nat'l Emergency
-Senate Votes 2 Rebuke Syria Policy
-Sz Reuniting Children Not Possible
Day 850 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 701 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Senior intelligence briefers warn that Trump is "endangering American security" for his “willful ignorance." Two intel officers were "warned to avoid" giving assessments that contradict his public stances.😳

Trump threatens our security‼️…
Intel officials (analysts who prepare Trump’s briefs & the briefers themselves) describe futile attempts to keep Trump's attention by using visual aids, confining some briefing points to 2 or 3 sentences, and repeating his name/title as frequently as possible.😳
🔥Trump has *repeatedly* thrown his own intelligence officials under the bus. These are NOT people who normally leak, so their accounts equate to them SCREAMING from the top of a burning building.

Trump is a fool for waging war w/the USIC.😎

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In light of Trump's relationship with Putin, their many 'secret' convos, I have to think that he knew about this..therefore, assisting RU in gaining power that they shouldn't have. This is bad. #WednesdayWisdom #NorthKorea…
2-"Russian officials made a secret proposal to North Korea last fall aimed at resolving deadlocked negotiations with the Trump administration over the North’s nuclear weapons program, said U.S. officials familiar with the discussions. In exchange for North Korea dismantling its
3-"nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, Moscow offered the country a nuclear power plant. The Russian offer, which intelligence officials became aware of in late 2018, marked a new attempt by Moscow to intervene in the high-stakes nuclear talks as it reasserts itself in a
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🇺🇸 United 808 Beijing > Washington

🇰🇵 North Korean general, Kim Yong-chol on board, heading to the States to meet with Trump & Pompeo.

#NorthKorea #Trump #Pompeo
🇰🇵🇺🇸 Kim Yong-chol's flight to the USA -

35,000ft heading over Russian airspace.

Only another ~4500 miles to go. 😴
🇰🇵 NK general heading to the USA - Estimated position, 35,000ft heading over the East Siberian Sea. ~3500 miles to go.
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Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (#ARIA) was signed into Law.

Look fwd to seeing the implementation details.
It is the policy of the United States to develop and commit to a long-term strategic vision and a comprehensive, multifaceted, and principled United States policy for the Indo-Pacific region that—
(1) secures the vital national security interests of the United States and our allies and partners;
(2) promotes American prosperity and economic interests by advancing economic growth and development of a rules-based Indo-Pacific economic community;
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IT BEGAN NOT by tapping enemy insurgents’ phones or capturing their emails, but by #FollowingTheMoney

Cache of 328 NS…

Aug. 15 2018, 13:00 p.m.

The Intercept's largest-ever SIDtoday release, with 328 documents

When the #NSA discovered that #Iran may have been buying computer chips from the #UnitedStates routing them through a U.S. ally
Potentially supplying them to detonate #bombs against U.S. forces in Iraq & #Afghanistan
It credited so-called economic intelligence with the find.
The solution wasn't a death blow delivered by the #military but rather a new regulation on the export of certain #technologies via the #CommerceDepartment which the #NSA said would end up “saving #American & coalition lives.”

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↗️QAnon Posts
about #UraniumOne #IranDeal
The House Of Cards #Treason
@realDonaldTrump #MAGA #Qanon
ThinQ LogiQally...
why sell (any) at all?
↗️QAnon Posts
about #UraniumOne #IranDeal #NK
Satellite Nuclear Sites #DeepState
@realDonaldTrump #MAGA #Qanon
ThinQ LogiQally...
pallets of (cash) in the night?
↗️QAnon Posts
about #UraniumOne #IranDeal
Real Russian Collusion #Protection
@realDonaldTrump #MAGA #Qanon
ThinQ LogiQally...
you have more than you know.
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How totalism works #QAnon #QAnons #Qanon8chan #QAnon2018
#TheGreatAwakening #cult #Cult45 #TrumpTrain #Trump2020 #TrumpExpress2020 #MAGA #MAGA2020 The brainwashing methods of isolation engulfment and fear can lead anyone to a cult. I should know, I was in one.
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I began my formal research in 1999, eight years after battling my way out of a secret, so-called #Marxist-#Leninist group whose leader controlled my life in its most intimate details.
He determined what I wore: a version of the advice in John Molloy’s bestseller Dress for Success (1975), featuring tailored blue suits and floppy red silk bowties. More significantly, he decided when I could marry, and whether I might have children.
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1) Columbus Day 2018 is half time at the 2018 Mid-Term Bowl. The score is GOP 17 and Democrats 16. Let’s recap the first half.

#BlueWave #RedWave #2018MidTermElections…
2) Going into the game the Democrats were riding their #BlueWave of enthusiasm. They were so confident America was tired of all the lies and sordid behavior of Coach Trump that the Democrats could win the game easily.
3) They laughed at their good fortune every time a GOP player would pledge to work closely with their coach; such easy pickings.

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The Suffocation of Democracy

By: Christopher R. Browning

As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.

In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
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Trump: Day 624
-Senate Votes 2 Confirm Kavanaugh
-Protestors Rush Hill & Supreme Ct
-Sz Women are "Extremely Happy"
-Giuliani Calls 2 Freeze Soros Assets
-Pence Stunt Cost Taxpayers $325k
-7th US Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
-Holds 29th Campaign Rally in KS
Day 729 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 580 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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1/ Let us know when you realize that #TheStorm and is about to take place here on #America soil & the political landscape will be forever changed by @realDonaldTrump

#TheStormIsHere #TheGreatAwakening #QAnon #MAGA #Trump #DrainTheSwamp

2/ Let us know when you realize that the #USMilitary asked @realDonaldTrump to run for #President in 2014 to protect your country & your #Freedoms.

#QAnon #GreatAwakening #MAGA #Trump #DrainTheSwamp…
3/ Let us know when you realize that #DonaldTrump is playing #4DChess to eradicate the #DeepState & their co-conspirators. #TheStorm, #QAnon & #TheGreatAwakening will become known as the greatest military op of all time.

#Trump #DrainTheSwamp - #MAGA

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.@nikkihaley called today's urgent UN Security Council meeting on North Korea. She slammed #Russia for helping #NorthKorea violate sanctions AND for pressuring UN experts to alter an independent report implicating Russian actors in NK sanctions violations.…
TASS reports UN Ambassador Nikki Haley also accused Russia of facilitating the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam by supplying North Korea with the nerve agent ("biological substances")
Mistranslation or disinformation from TASS?? Even Sputnik isn't reporting @NikkiHaley accusing Russia of 'facilitating' Kim Jong-nam assassination. Sputnik quotes her slamming Russia for blocking stronger North Korea sanctions on chemical & biological substances after the murder.
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Some footage from #NorthKorea's 40th anniversary parade in 1988. They used to do things a little differently back then. We're expecting a big 70th anniversary parade on September 9.
Hwasong-15, Hwasong-14, Hwasong-13, and Pukguksong-2 foreshadowed.
Well, well. Look at what just made the front page of Rodong Sinmun. (That rail car looks familiar.)
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WATCH @TeamCavuto 4:30PM EST on @FoxNews as I breakdown the latest on #NorthKorea, #China and #PresidentTrump. @realDonaldTrump
#NOKO is following the same pattern of diplomacy that they have always done. They have made pledges that they had no intention of keeping and then they cry foul when the US holds them accountable.
This is the norm but also it is a dangerous game for #KimJongUn because #PresidentTrump has a great deal at stake and Kim does not understand how determined the #POTUS is to WIN.
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It's here!
Okay. Getting around to reading now. A few assorted thoughts to follow. 1/x
Report offers a glimpse at new DF-41 basing options, "including rail-mobile and silo basing." Language is noncommital, so unclear if China is pressing ahead with this or not. 2/x
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#President @realDonaldTrump's words, whether you accept his apology and his explanation, do not comport with his actions and his foreign policy toward #Russia. He has been one of the hardest presidents on Russia in recent memory.

#Trump #IntelligenceCommunity #Collusion
Where was the outrage when @BarackObama told Medvedev to inform #Putin "After my election I have more flexibility,"? I think much of the outrage being expressed- especially by #Republicans- is politically motivated.

#Trump #IntelligenceCommunity #Collusion #Russia
However, what @realDonaldTrump said was not right. It DID undermine our #IntelligenceCommunity, and it was a mistake. He has since corrected it and walked it back.

#Trump #HelsinkiSummit #Collusion #Russia #Putin
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For years, nonproliferation experts & #NorthKorea watchers have suspected the existence of covert uranium enrichment sites in the country. Now, for the first time, we've found one. Introducing the Kangson enrichment site:… (cc @ArmsControlWonk)
A few notes on this site: it's literally in a suburb of Pyongyang, close to Kim Il Sung's propagandized birthplace (Mangyongdae). It was "hiding" in plain site; it was not an underground site, contrary to earlier reports.
As noted in the article, there's good evidence that North Korea had started building & even operating it in the early 2000s. USIC took until 2010 to designate it a nuclear program-relevant site. That speaks to the difficulties of intelligence analysis & collection in North Korea.
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Guess those talks didn't go as well as they thought:
North Korea accuses U.S. of making unilateral demands for denuclearization.
Guess this tweet was a "teeny" bit premature.
Trump gave NK everything they wanted and left with absolutely NOTHING.
Kim is playing game at a whole different level than Trump is and already got what he wanted...a photo with American president to legitimize his leadership.
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This @QuinnipiacPoll everyone is clinging to is a direct reflection of the news, it’s borderline obsessed with “the children” #FakeNews wins for refusing to cover #KeepFamiliesTogether has been an issue for over a decade, they know that. #ColdAnger…
For starters the spread leans left but that seems to be common in polls now. Hard to trust any of them actually.
Here’s what’s interesting that no one is reporting: 91% think civility is a serious problem that’s with all politics not just @realDonaldTrump sorry libs.
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