WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to welcome Burma President Thein Sein to the White House Monday. It will be the first visit by a Burma head of state in nearly 47 years and a sign of warming ties between the countries. Last November, Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and South Korea’s new leader warned North Korea on Tuesday against further nuclear provocations, with Obama declaring that the days when Pyongyang could “create a crisis and elicit concessions” were over. Tuesday’s meetings between Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye followed months of increased tensions on the Korean...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday thanked Singapore for its military cooperation as the U.S. prepares to rotate ships through the prosperous city state to boost its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Obama met with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the third Asian leader to visit the White House this year, as President...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that despite bellicose rhetoric from North Korea the Obama administration has not seen changes in the regime’s military posture. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday the U.S. has not detected any military mobilization or repositioning of forces from Pyongyang to back up the threats from North...
Kim Jong-un isn’t the only one rattling sabres, writes Asia Sentinel’s Murray Hunter North Korea is depicted as an irrational provocateur and aggressor in the escalation of threats and military maneuvers over the Korean Peninsula, and of course the regime’s rhetoric is being used as proof of the intention to wage war. However, looking at...
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