North Korea

A deactivated Titan II  nuclear missile in Green Valley, Arizona on May 12, 2015. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump and the Risks of Nuclear War

How command and control works when the military wakes up the president vs. when the president wakes up the military.

President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner in Beijing, China on November 9. (Thomas Peter - Pool/Getty Images)

SitRep: China Says No Deal With Trump on Military Exercises

Former SecDefs reject Trump tax bill, Army secretary finally moves in

Protesters burn an image of U.S. President Donald Trump fashioned on a swastika as they march the streets of Manila during the start of the ASEAN meetings between heads of state on Nov. 13 in Manila, Philippines. (Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

Trump’s Worst Trip Ever. Until His Next One.

A look back at the American president’s rollercoaster ride through Asia.

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, on the platform's 10th anniversary on October 4, 2016. (Steffi Loos/AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: Trump Contacts With “Hostile Intelligence Service.”

South Korea nixes Japan in U.S. war game, Iran sticking with nuke deal

Components of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system are unloaded at Osan Air Base, South Korea, on March 6. (United States Forces Korea via Getty Images)

China’s Charm Offensive on South Korea Is Starting to Work

And that’s making the Trump administration’s North Korea policy a lot harder to pull off.

The band Spinal Tap in 1984. (Pete Cronin/Redferns)

Our Missile Defenses Go to 11

But that’s not nearly enough to safeguard us from North Korea’s nukes.

How much will Trump accomplish?

Trump’s Big Asian Adventure

President Trump is making his way through Asia on the longest trip to the region since the age of ping-pong diplomacy. But how much will he actually accomplish?

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One upon their arrival at Beijing  on November 8. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

SitRep: Trump in Beijing, After North Korea Warnings

Back channel talks with North Korea, cost of U.S. wars, and lasers on planes.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Seoul on Nov. 7. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

Ahead of Trump’s China Visit, ‘Real Teeth’ in New North Korea Sanctions Bill

The proposed bill targets major Chinese banks and could give Trump leverage in Beijing.

South Korean President Moon Jae-In shakes hands with President Donald Trump during their summit in Seoul on November 7. (Jeon Heon-Kyun - Pool /Getty Images)

SitRep: Trump Softens on North Korea, But Promises More Weapons for Seoul

Sales of American weapons in Syria booming; 3,500 U.S. troops heading to Afghanistan.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on October 22. (Alex Brandon /AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: Saudi Shakeup as Trump Stumps for More Weapons Sales

Houthi rockets target Saudi capital, Trump considering F-35s for Gulf ally.

A U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber flies with South Korean jets over the Korean Peninsula on July 8. (South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images)

SitRep: Trump Issues New North Korea Threat

Trump leaves for Asia trip, bombers over South Korea, U.S. Navy says its Pacific fleet has problems

President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Oct. 16. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Needs to Show That He Is Serious About America’s Rivalry With China

The president should use his trip to Asia to reassure allies and assert U.S. power.

President Donald Trump smiles as Defense Secretary James Mattis looks on at the White House on October 5.   (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: Trump Heading to Asia; Niger Wants U.S. to Arm its Drones

Trump's Pentagon starting to fill up, Japan not worried about Chinese influence.

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