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.
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.
President Trump touched down at the Osan Air Base as part of his visit to meet with his South Korean counterpart. The two leaders sat down for a bilateral meeting, where they re-emphasized the need to reel in the North Korean threat.
By Steve Holland and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S.
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.
By Steve Holland TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – There is no cooperation between Russia and U.S. on North Korea for the time being, the RIA news agency cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Saturday.
President Trump is set to make his first presidential tour of Asia. One America’s Eric Solomon has more on what he’s looking to accomplish during his visit.
Just days before President Trump arrives in South Korea, the U.S. Air Force is conducting drills over the Korean peninsula. The U.S. flew B1 bombers over South Korea on Thursday, while accompanied by South Korean and Japanese fighter jets. North Korean state media called the exercise “practice” for a surprise nuclear attack, although that was quickly disproved.