FROM Don Oberdorfer
Korean Leaders Meet in Historic Summit For the second time in the past 50 years, the leaders of North and South Korea met today in Pyongyang. Kim Jong Il was subdued, but South Korea's Roh Moo-hyun waved to cheering crowds in North Korea's capital city. Don Oberdorfer, a former diplomatic correspondent for the Washington Post, is Chair of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
The free-flowing leaks in the Trump White House President Obama tried to clamp down on leakers, but the Trump Administration is besieged almost as never before. Are the "anonymous sources" partisans or worried professionals? Are they endangering the republic or performing a public service?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?