Now the estrangement is in the open, as diplomats going out the door make their feelings known and members of Congress raise questions about the impact of their leaving. In a letter to Mr. Tillerson last week, Democratic members of the House Foreign Relations Committee, citing what they said was “the exodus of more thanRead More
Aside from the president’s rhetoric, little suggests that war on the Korean Peninsula is at hand. The warnings from Mr. Trump — and equally bellicose responses from Mr. Kim — have increased tensions. But left unclear are the circumstances under which the United States might be willing to use military force. Would it shoot downRead More
The U.S. government today said that Americans will be prohibited from traveling to North Korea because of an elevated risk of “long-term detention” in the country, where an American student was jailed last year while traveling there, and later died.
Trump’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed a “Geographical Travel Restriction” that forbids AmericansRead More
For years, the North’s medium-range missiles have been able to reach South Korea and Japan with ease, and American intelligence officials believe the missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Continue reading the main story But this latest test suggests that the United States may already be in range as well, and that, as oneRead More
The State Department has been a hotbed of resistance to the Trump administration’s policies from the start. About 1,000 staff members signed a cable protesting the temporary ban on visas for visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries the administration tried to impose in January. There has been a small exodus of senior diplomats, which, combinedRead More