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FEATURING JOHN FEFFER – US war ships are edging closer to North Korea as Donald Trump communicates with China’s leadership about the “menace of North Korea.” In a phone call this week Trump spoke with President Xi Jinping about North Korean missile testing some weeks ago.

On Tuesday Trump tweeted, “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them!  U.S.A.”

Political pundits in the West claim to have no understanding of what the eccentric North Korean leader Kim Jong Un really wants. But my guest says it’s actually not too hard to figure out.

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John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and a TomDispatch regular.

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