North Korea

Mattis Talks Regional Security at NATO Defense Ministers Meeting

Defense Secretary James Mattis joins other allied defense ministers in Brussels to assess and discuss the situation in North Korea and Afghanistan. During the two day meeting, Mattis will decide whether to approve the North Atlantic Command. The new regional base and its forces would focus on keeping Atlantic shipping lanes safe from enemy submarines.

Pres. Trump, First Lady Melania Welcomed in China

President Trump thanks China for giving him and the first lady a beautiful welcome they will never forget. In a tweet the president posted pictures of him and Melania in Beijing with President Xi and his wife. This is the first time a U.S. president has had an official dinner in the forbidden city since the founding of the people’s Republic of China.

Pres. Trump Supporters Gather in Seoul

Some of President Trump’s biggest fans take to the streets in South Korea. The group waved American flags and signs supporting the U.S. military in the country’s capital to welcome the president ahead of his visit Tuesday. President Trump is expected to tackle several regional issues, including the North Korean nuclear crisis, in meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae In.