The Korean Unification Flag is a flag designed to represent all of Korea when North and South Korea participate as one team in sporting events. The flag has no status as an official flag in either country. Photo credit: Wikicommons.
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“The story of how a Nobel Peace Prize-winning President, inherited a war, escalated a war and then left a muddle behind is important. How it happened is a cautionary tale for future presidents,” Pulitzer prize-winning author Steve Coll muses in his new book “Directorate S; the C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Can America find a solution to extracting itself from its longest ever war?
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Daniel Meegan and an Afghan interpreter stop to question an Afghan man about Taliban activity while patrolling the area surrounding Zabul province, Afghanistan. Photo credit: Spc. Eric Cabral, U.S. Army
Steve Coll, Author and Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, CEO of New America Foundation
The exchange of threats between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un led to warnings of possible nuclear war. Then came the surprise detent with South Korea during the Winter Olympics. Does diplomacy with the US have a chance? Korean expert Katharine Moon says North Korea’s now “the best laboratory to see capitalism at work.”
Will it ever give up a nuclear program it regards as existential to national defense?
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Does universal health care have a future? Despite controlling the White House and Congress, Republicans have failed to repeal Obamacare. But they are chipping away. Some Democrats advocate universal coverage. So, what’s in store for this year’s midterm elections? Has either side come up with a way to cut costs? To achieve that goal, is it time for doctors to change their focus--away from health care to health itself?
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