‘Forcing’ North Korea Denuclearization… But Does South Korea Agree?

A week after Secretary of State Tillerson made — then retracted — an offer to talk with North Korea without preconditions, President Trump’s National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster, told the media yesterday that the US was ready to “compel” North Korea to give up its nuclear program. That means war. US policy seems to change almost hourly and depending on who you listen to, but does the US think its South Korean ally will green-light an attack on North Korea? And if not, then what? More in today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

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Ron Paul asks: Will Nikki Haley Get Her Iran War?

US Ambassador to the UN made a big show of holding a press conference to demonstrate an “Iranian” missile that the Houthis in Yemen fired onto Saudi territory as an example of Iran’s violation of the JPCOA agreement. It was a scene reminiscent of then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s “mobile Iraqi chemical weapons labs” demonstration at the UN. And about as truthful. Will President Trump re-purpose US troops in Syria to confront Iran and thereby grant the neocons their number one desire? We discuss in today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

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‘Make ‘Em Pay’? Trump Spends $5 Billion on Europe’s Defense

The “European Defense Initiative” was launched after the US-backed coup in Ukraine to counter Russian “aggression” in the region. Its budget has quintupled to nearly $5 billion next year. Hundreds of millions will be spent to rebuild military bases in eastern Europe. What happened to making the Europeans pay for their own defense? On today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

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Trump To Release New US Strategy: Will Neocons Cheer?

On Monday, President Trump is expected to release the new National Security Strategy for the United States. Will it rein in some of the global adventurism of the Bush and Obama presidencies? Will it correct the gaping disconnect between what the White House says about places like North Korea and what the Secretary of State says? Will the neocons successfully parlay the document into a road-map for more wars? Today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report is joined by veteran foreign affairs analyst and former US diplomat Jim Jatras to discuss our hopes and fears for this important document:

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Tillerson Ready for North Korea Talks… But Is Trump?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told an audience at the Atlantic Council this week that the US is ready for direct talks with North Korea without preconditions. This seems to be a major shift for the Trump Administration, however the US president’s spokesperson insisted US policy has not changed. What’s going on here? We have a few theories. On today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

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Russia’s Pulling Out of Syria… Why Can’t We?

With ISIS defeated in Syria, Russian President Putin announced this week that he was withdrawing the bulk of Russian military equipment and personnel. Russian assistance was requested by the Syrian government as ISIS and al-Qaeda appeared poised to take control of the country. Meanwhile, the US has just admitted it has more than four times the number of troops in Syria than it earlier claimed. And Defense Secretary Mattis said the US, though illegally in Syria, would not be leaving. Why? On today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

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