Trump’s triumph in Singapore was a success for humanity because it precluded war and bought time for the world to accept a nuclear-armed North Korea. While it was not the success that he believes, the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, it was a success. Let me state clearly:
First, North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons. No state that has actual possessed the technology has ever given it up, the weapons represent an enormous investment of national resources, and they bestow incredible political, diplomatic, and military power. Kim Jong In has already seen the benefits of that power. And, the initiating of war will mean the deaths of tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands.
Second, Trump is dismantling the post-World War II order that the United States built. America’s allies, the British, French, Germans, Japanese, South Koreans, should recognize this and develop new security relationships, technologies, and strategies. Since World War II they have grown too depended on the United States for their security and too passive in world affairs.
And third, the genie is out of the bottle. The proliferation of nuclear weapons will continue, and, as any knowledgeable student of history will know, war is in human nature. Human history is the history of war. We cannot avoid it. Nuclear weapons will be used again against people, but for now, we have a reprieve.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
The bigger and faster electromagnetic weapons elevator on the new
aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is finally ready for use, an achievement the Navy called a "major milestone" for the program and other Ford-class carriers to be built in the future.
Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said earlier this month that he had bet his job on getting all the Ford's elevators to work, telling President Donald Trump that the project would be done by this summer "or you can fire me."
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.