Foreign Policy Focus #97 – Trump's Dangerous Tweet

by | Sep 25, 2017

Foreign Policy Focus #97 – Trump's Dangerous Tweet

by | Sep 25, 2017

On Foreign Policy Focus #97, I discuss Trump calling Kim Jung Un a madman on Twitter. This is Trump’s most dangerous Tweet so far. If Trump thinks Un is a madman, then Trump could decide to wage preemptive war North Korea. I review the road that led us to the mess in North Korea. I also update Syria, Yemen, and Myanmar.

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  • The Russian Zapad wargames have ended. Several news outlets used the wargames to create fear of Russian aggression. [Link]
  • The US flew B1-B nuclear-capable bombers and F-15s in airspace very close to North Korea. [Link]
  • Trump called Kim Jung Un a madman on Twitter. [Link] Trump made a threat to Kim Jung Un and North Korea’s Foreign Minister. North Korea held an anti-US rally. [Link]
  • 62% of Americans do not trust Trump to handle the North Korea situation. [Link]
  • Islamist fighters in Marawi continue to hold out against the Philippine military. The Islamists control about ten blocks and are estimated to have about 60 fighters left. [Link]
  • Bangladesh reports that the flow of Rohingya refugees has stopped. [Link]
  • The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing attack on NATO troops in Afghanistan. Three civilians were killed in the attack. No NATO troops were killed or injured. [Link]
  • A Russian general was killed fighting the Islamic State in Deir Ezzor. [Link]
  • US-backed SDF fighters claim to have captured Syria’s largest gas field from the Islamic State. [Link]
  • The US has killed 2,617 civilians in Syria. [Link]
  • The Israeli military carried out airstrikes in near Damascus. Israel claims it was targeting Hezbollah. [Link]
  • Yemen’s President Hadi says that he only sees a military solution in the Yemen Civil War. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia claims to have shot down a missile launched from Yemen. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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