James Zumwalt

Zumwalt: Trump Spotlights a Threat Too Long Ignored

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on electromagnetic pulse weapons (EMP) on March 26, becoming the first among nine presidents knowledgeable about the threat to take it seriously.

he US military are in the process of testing a new electromagnetic gun that can fire ammo at 4,500mph.

Zumwalt: The Trump/Kim ‘Special Relationship’

Before meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, 35, President Donald Trump felt he enjoyed “a very special relationship” with the dictator. But, historically, what impact does a personal relationship between foreign leaders with opposing ideologies in the voluntary pursuit of peace really have?

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Zumwalt: The Secret U.S.-North Korea Engagement in Vietnam

While the summit meeting between North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump ended with no deal being made on Pyongyang’s de-nuclearization, it was not the first time Americans were engaged by North Koreans in Vietnam – the Americans just did not know it.

A US pilot touches up the number on a McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom jet aboard the aircraft carrier Constellation, which is patrolling the Gulf of Tonkin off Vietnam. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Getty Images)

Zumwalt: The Greatest Threat to the Trump/Kim Summit

With the second summit on February 27-28 between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un – this time in Vietnam – the question to be asked is: Who holds the high ground when the two leaders negotiate the issue of Pyongyang terminating its nuclear and missile programs?

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Zumwalt: The Stars Are Not Aligned for Breakthrough on North Korea

With President Donald Trump now scheduled to hold a second meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un this month, this time in Vietnam, the stars simply are not in alignment for Trump successfully to press Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear and missile programs. For several reasons, it is advantage Kim.

Sanctions, peace deal on cards for new US-NKorea summit

Zumwalt: In Pyongyang Chess Match, the Next Move Is Trump’s

In chess, a limited number of opening moves exist. Both players know this, so neither is really blindsided by the other’s initial move. It is similar to the chess match in which President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are currently engaged — the latter now having made his opening move.

N. Korea says peace treaty no bargaining chip for denuclearisation

Zumwalt: Time to Tell Obama and Friends They Are Out of Office

The name of General Douglas MacArthur was a household word during World War II and the Korean War. In April 1951, fired by President Harry Truman after 52 years of service, MacArthur gave a farewell speech to Congress, famously referencing a barracks’ ballad that proclaimed, “old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”

WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 08: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Secretary of State John Kerry attend the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the Warsaw NATO Summit on July 8, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. NATO member heads of state, foreign ministers and defense ministers are gathering for a …

Zumwalt: Pyongyang’s Denuclearization: Playing Ball with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Two points of interest have emerged concerning Pyongyang’s intentions on denuclearization in the wake of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s July 6 trip to North Korea: a statement issued as Pompeo departed the country, describing his demands as “gangster-like,” and the first statement issued by dictator Kim Jong-un since his summit meeting with President Donald Trump, suggesting a positive relationship between the two countries lies ahead. However, there is no mention about denuclearization.

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 21, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a fruit farm at Kwail-?p County, South Hwanghae Province. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIS KNS AND AFP PHOTO / STR / South Korea OUT / …

Zumwalt: North Korea’s ATM

It has been almost a half-century since the technology first made its appearance in 1969, but the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) has become a necessary part of life for people on the go in need of instant cash.

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Zumwalt: The Weak Link in North Korea’s Kim Regime

Despite suggestions that recent UN sanctions against North Korea will bring Pyongyang to the negotiating table in 2018, U.S. and Chinese war preparations continue. China has plans to establish five refugee centers along the border, while the U.S. is positioning naval and other forces near and on the peninsula.

This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 10, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (front 2nd L) attending an art performance dedicated to nuclear scientists and technicians