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Intel Chiefs Warned Us About China’s ZTE Phones

Tom McCuin / May 29, 2018

Security — both the security of American intellectual property and the security of users of Chinese-made phones — play a significant role.

North Korean Talks Cancelled, Hopes of Denuclearization Not Destroyed

Tom McCuin / May 25, 2018

Yesterday Trump informed North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un that he was cancelling the summit, saying that the “tremendous anger and open hostility” of Choe’s statement had ruined the chance to meet on the planned date.

Chinese Made Phones at the Center of Trump vs. China

Tom McCuin / May 24, 2018

In his trade showdown with the People’s Republic of China, President Donald Trump may finally have found the pressure point necessary to extract real concessions – a Chinese cell phone company.

North Korea Summit Challenge Coin – A Little Too Early?

Tom McCuin / May 23, 2018

Over the weekend, we learned that the White House Military Office had minted a coin for the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman of the State Affairs Committee Kim Jong-un.

How the “Libya Model” is Impacting North Korea Peace Talks

Tom McCuin / May 18, 2018

Yesterday President Trump tried to reassure North Korea that it would not meet the same fate as Libya. But he’s a little unclear on what that actually means.

The North Koreans Are Backpedaling…Sort of

Tom McCuin / May 17, 2018

With the summit in Singapore looming, North Korean military leaders are criticizing planned U.S.-South Korea military exercises. They may realizing that a sudden onset of peace threatens their lifestyle.

North Korea Sends Three American Prisoners Home with Pompeo

Tom McCuin / May 10, 2018

So as of now, three more American prisoners are free, and things are on track for a June summit. Not bad for the first few weeks on the job, Mr. Secretary.

North Korean Cyberattacks Continue

Tom McCuin / May 7, 2018

North Korean cyber crimes have continued even as Kim tries to rehabilitate his image on the world stage.

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