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Why Trump should stay the course on nuclear talks with North Korea (Washington Times, 6/10/19)

By Fred Fleitz South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported last week that North Korea executed five foreign ministry officials in March because of the collapse of the February 2019 Vietnam Summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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Five Myths About President Trump’s Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal (May 14, 2019)

Center for Security Policy By Fred Fleitz May 8, 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of one of President Trump’s most important foreign policy decisions – withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, the JCPOA. This was a controversial decision

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Understanding the Surge in Tensions with Iran (NRO, 5/9/19)

NATIONAL REVIEW May 9, 2019 By Fred Fleitz Tehran’s new threats are a sign that U.S. policy is working. Over the weekend, the White House announced it was sending an aircraft-carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in

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Nine Months Later, Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal Is a Clear Success (NRO, 2/7/19)

NATIONAL REVIEW February 7, 2019 By Fred Fleitz Europe is coming to acknowledge and act on the nuclear threat posed by Tehran. Despite howls of protest by the Left, the foreign-policy establishment, and European leaders, and contrary to misleading assessments

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Trump Dumps Iran Deal — Hallelujah (NRO, 5/9/18)

NATIONAL REVIEW By Andrew McCarthy The Iran deal empowered the totalitarians. Trump’s exit squeezes them. resident Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is the greatest boost for American and global security in decades. If you think that is an

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Fred Fleitz: Obama ‘Blatantly Ignored’ Iran’s Nuclear Violations (Newsmax, 5/5/18)

Newsmax.com By David Patten At least one U.S. national-security expert was unfazed by Israeli Prime Minister’s revelations of a treasure trove of intelligence data documenting Iran’s rogue program to develop nuclear weapons. Fred Fleitz, a long-time CIA officer and congressional

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President Trump: Ignore the Iran Deal ‘fixers’ and just kill it (The Hill, 1/11/18)

The Hill By Fred Fleitz A furious effort is underway this week by supposed Iran deal opponents in the Trump administration and Congress to convince President Trump to continue the fraudulent nuclear deal with Iran (the JCPOA) by extending sanctions lifted by

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Trump Should Kill the Iran Nuclear Deal, for the Dissidents and Protesters (NRO, 1/8/18)

NATIONAL REVIEW By Fred Fleitz It endangers global security and bolsters a brutal theocratic regime. President Trump will make some important decisions this month that could not only end the controversial 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran but also convey America’s

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Time for limited US military action against North Korea (The Hill, 12/1/17)

By Fred Fleitz Does the Nov. 28 launch of North Korea’s new Hwasong-15 ICBM mean time has run out to use sanctions and diplomacy to halt the growing threat from its nuclear and missile programs? I believe the answer is

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Trump was right to put the Iran nuclear deal on death row (Fox News Opinion, 10/27/17)

FoxNewsOpinion.com By Fred Fleitz President Trump was right to sharply criticize the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran Friday and say that Congress and other nations must set stricter conditions for Iranian behavior in order to keep the U.S. from

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