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Trump shows America is through being a chump in Asia

Christian Whiton, As President Trump makes his first official trip to East Asia, one crucial development is clear to those who look closely: America and its allies are through being chumps.  This simple change in course—missed by a media and policy elite blinded by its hatred of Trump—will reverse trends that have been running against

Economist: Trump must prepare for a showdown with China

Peter Morici, President-elect Donald Trump faces immediate challenges: managing the war against ISIS, fixing ObamaCare and boosting growth to create jobs. But as the fallout from his recent conversation with the president of Taiwan indicates, an increasingly assertive China poses the most vexing and far-reaching challenges for American prosperity and security. China has accomplished hyper

Mike Adams: Give Peace a Chance

Mike Adams, Yesterday, I received a letter from a reader urging me to show more grace and compassion towards Black Lives Matter (BLM) – a group I have sharply criticized in recent weeks. The reader claimed that the group is simply misguided and has merely “drifted off course” in its short three-year existence. She specifically

No balance: oil markets still oversupplied, now growth is stuttering

Oil industry hopes that markets are about return to balance, ending a global glut that pulled down prices by over 70 percent between 2014 and early 2016, might be abruptly dashed. Despite recent disruptions and output cuts, there is mounting evidence that plentiful supplies and brimming inventories will delay a much-quoted rebalancing of oil markets.

Can Washington prevent war in Southeast Asia?

I wrote last week that the risk of war in Europe was back. This week, unfortunately, the likelihood of confrontation in Asia seems to be spiking higher as well. Two events in particular have driven this development, separate but subtly interlinked. On the Korean peninsula, the deployment of a new South Korean missile defense system

California Vietnam War memorial to the missing vandalized

A Vietnam War memorial in the Venice area of Los Angeles has been extensively defaced by graffiti. The vandalism occurred sometime during the past week, KCAL/KCBS-TV reported. The homespun memorial painted on a block-long wall on Pacific Avenue lists the names of American service members missing in action or otherwise unaccounted for in Southeast Asia.

Promoting Employment for Welfare Recipients Is True Compassion

Congressman Charles Boustany,   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the great civil libertarian of a generation whose courageous stand changed the course of our country, once said: “Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation.” America is a compassionate nation. We have spent our history liberating, not conquering; providing aid to Africa and Southeast Asia;

U.S. lifts arms ban on old foe Vietnam as regional tensions simmer

The United States announced an end to its embargo on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam on Monday, an historic step that draws a line under the two countries’ old enmity and underscores their shared concerns about Beijing’s growing military clout. The move came during President Barack Obama’s first visit to Hanoi, which his welcoming

Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for China

 When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia’s Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic headache for Beijing – its lack of offshore bases and friendly ports to call on. China’s deployment for the search – 18 warships, smaller coastguard vessels, a civilian