@DefPriorities, syndicated foreign affairs columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Writer for Newsweek and the Examiner. Occasional radio guest. Lover of Mexico.
Jul 6, 2018 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
At the same time Pompeo is meeting w/ Pyongyang, we ought to have an eyes wide open view of what is going on here. The handwriting is on the wall: the admin is simply not prepared for negotiations with the Kim regime. Pompeo is under pressure from his own colleagues, and... (1)
...his boss is spouting off at the mouth, talking as if the whole North Korean nuclear problem is solved and that he will soon be awarded the Nobel. Pompeo is in an unenviable position. We should all wish him well. But it’s not looking good, for several reasons. (2)
May 17, 2018 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
I still think there’s about a 1% chance of Kim Jong-un dismantling the entirety of his nuclear weapons program, but here are some small tips for POTUS as he gets ready for his June 12 summit (1)
1: bench John Bolton from the U.S. negotiating team. You may like his gruff, unflinching, tough-guy manner, but the man will be an obstacle throughout (see this 2006 Newsweek article newsweek.com/hirsh-real-les…). Bolton has NEVER seen an arms control agreement he has ever liked (2)