'We have said goodbye to the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons.'
Anything is possible. Even if, for the time being, it is just a verbal escalation, there is no guarantee that a nuclear war will not break out between the United States and North Korea.
The United States is shrinking. It happens every so often. The country has a longstanding drive toward isolationism that began with George Washington and occasionally reemerges. "Mind your own business" is as North American a phrase for this as possible.
Barack Obama is moving in that direction. He came to power [Read more]
<i>Pakistan raises the question of self-determination for Hawaii and Alaska at the United Nations A historic first.</i>
Is this the beginning of the dismantling of the United States? Undoubtedly not, but nevertheless the question has now been raised at the U.N. On Monday, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hawaiian [Read more]
If you have been to Hawaii and have met an Okinawan-American person there, you should know firsthand how kind they are to visitors from Okinawa. Okinawan-Americans have also supported Okinawa through difficult times. This is a relationship we should treasure.
Takeshi Onaga, governor of Okinawa Prefecture, announced [Read more]