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North Korea demanded that South Korea resume large-scale food aid and joint economic projects in return for regular reunions of family members separated by the Korean War more than a half century ago, South Korea's Red Cross said Wednesday.
The world is hardly becoming a safer place these days. Missile threats are proliferating at a disturbing rate in places such as North Korea. ("The danger from the North's nuclear program is now at an 'alarming' level," The Washington Post noted recently.) Now is hardly the right time to be tying our hands on missile defense.
With President Obama set for a major trip to Asia next month and the Obama administration nearing the halfway point of its first term, U.S. officials tell Inside the Ring that a heated policy debate is under way over how to deal with China.
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates met with China's Minister of Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie last week at the ASEAN defense ministers conference. Although the specifics of their agenda were unknown, China's aggression and arrogance this year means there should have been no lack of talking points. Certainly, China's unprecedented military buildup along with its illegal claims to the South China Sea should have been addressed head-on. However, it appears the main focus was on getting the Chinese to resume military-to-military relations and extending an invitation for Mr. Gates to visit Beijing in 2011.
The Obama administration is a partner with the Afghan government in its peace talks with the Taliban, even though U.S. officials aren't sitting at the table, two top administration officials said Thursday.
The wife of the imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo said Tuesday she hopes to travel to Norway to collect the Nobel Peace Prize on his behalf, though for now she can only leave her Beijing home under police escort.
Good news: President Obama has discovered an area of the federal budget where he wants to spend less money. Bad news: It's defense.
Pakistan's most prominent - and vocal - retired army chiefs are demanding that the country's air force be ordered to shoot down drones and helicopters - and increasingly angry active-duty officers are voicing their approval in off-the-record conversations with Pakistani journalists.
NATO will investigate whether a grenade thrown by U.S. military forces killed a British aid worker during a rescue attempt in Afghanistan last week, an alliance spokesman said Monday.