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National Archives alerted lawyers for Trump about missing letters with North Korean leader in May 2021
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National Archives alerted lawyers for Trump about missing letters with North Korean leader in May 2021

CNN  —  The National Archives alerted lawyers for former President Donald Trump in May 2021 that Trump’s letters with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un – and two dozen boxes of records – were missing, according to new correspondence the Archives released on Monday. Gary Stern, general counsel for the National Archives and Records Administration, wrote to former Trump White House lawyers Patrick Philbin, Mike Purpura and Scott Gast on May 6, 2021, alerting them that the letters Trump had exchanged with Kim and the letter he received from his predecessor, President Barack Obama, were missing, according to the correspondence released Monday in response to dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests. ...
S.Korea President Yoon Warns of ‘Resolute’ Response Over N.Korea’s Missile Launch -Yonhap
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S.Korea President Yoon Warns of ‘Resolute’ Response Over N.Korea’s Missile Launch -Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol on Monday warned of 'resolute' response after North Korea's missile launch earlier in the day, Yonhap News Agency reported.Yoon also said that the North's missile flew about 4,000 kilometres, according to Yonhap.(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Christopher Cushing)Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Source link
U.S. Aware of North Korean Ballistic Missile Launches, Sees No Immediate Threat -Military
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U.S. Aware of North Korean Ballistic Missile Launches, Sees No Immediate Threat -Military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is aware of two North Korean ballistic missile launches and has assessed that the incidents do not pose an immediate threat to U.S. personnel or territory or to its allies, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said on Friday."(The) missile launch highlights the destabilizing impact of the DPRK's unlawful WMD and ballistic missile programs," the U.S. combatant command said in a statement. "The U.S. commitments to the defense of the Republic of Korea and Japan remain ironclad."(Reporting by Rami Ayyub; Editing by Sandra Maler)Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Source link
U.S. Aircraft Carrier Arrives in South Korea as Warning to North Korea
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U.S. Aircraft Carrier Arrives in South Korea as Warning to North Korea

BUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - A U.S. aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea on Friday for the first time in about four years, due to join South Korean ships in a military show of force aimed at sending North Korea a message, officials said.USS Ronald Reagan and ships from its accompanying strike force docked at a naval base in the southern port city of Busan.Its arrival marks the most significant deployment yet under a new push to have more U.S. nuclear-capable "strategic assets" operate in the area to deter North Korea.South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has pushed for more joint exercises and other displays of military power as a warning to North Korea, which earlier this year conducted a record number of missile tests after talks failed to persuade it to end its nuclear weapons an...
In a First, South Korean General Commands Joint Drills With U.S. Troops
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In a First, South Korean General Commands Joint Drills With U.S. Troops

SEOUL (Reuters) - For the first time a South Korean general is commanding annual joint drills with American forces, the U.S. military said on Wednesday, a step toward Seoul's long-delayed goal of gaining command of allied forces in the event of a war.The allies began on Monday their largest joint military drills in years, known as Ulchi Freedom Shield, with a resumption of field training, aiming to strengthen readiness for potential weapons tests by North Korea.The exercises include an 11-day "computer simulated, defensc-oriented training event" to improve allied readiness, U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said in a statement.In the exercise, U.S. Army Gen. Paul LaCamera, who commands USFK troops, the U.S.-South Korea Combined Forces Command (CFC), and the United Nations Command (UNC), switched...