FROM Donald Gregg
North Korea Proposes Military Talks with US North Korea's military today proposed holding direct talks with US forces to work towards ensuring security on the Korean Peninsula. The request came amid progress on resolving the nuclear stand-off between the two countries. Tomorrow, inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency will be the first inspection team entering North Korea in nearly five years. The chief US envoy wants the north’s nuclear reactor completely disabled by year's end, and UN inspectors are optimistic they can supervise the shut-down. Former US Ambassador Donald Gregg is chairman of the Korea Society which promotes dialogue between the US and both Koreas.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?