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Why Trump’s U.S. North Korea summit failed: General Wesley Clark

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On the issue of continued U.S. troop presence, apparently Mr. Kim has said he would accept it, with the implication that he might use it to offset Chinese control over the isolated nation. But China certainly would have another view – they have long wanted the U.S. out of Korea.

This issue alone could prove a substantial sticking point, since China has a commanding position over the North’s economy. Will the U.S. simply abide by China’s wishes and depart, leaving Northeast Asia to other powers? It would be a recipe for regional instability.

And then, would we leave North Korea’s million man army in place, allowing it to use sanctions relief to further build up its strength? And would Seoul be happy to see the North remain in its artillery and rockets positions just north of the DMZ, posing a continuing lethal threat to Seoul?

And what about North Korea’s chemical and biologic weapons? Must they not be given up in accordance with international treaties? None of these issues have been mentioned thus far.

Finally, on my list, would be North Korean behavior. State-sanctioned murder? Kidnappings? Cyber attacks? Missile technology and nuclear know-how proliferation?

Failing to address these matters might make any agreement simply an equivalent to the discarded treaty with Iran.

But would the North really give all this up? And how would it be verified.

The problem posed by North Korea is indeed difficult. So, rather than taking the summit cancellation as a setback, the U.S. should take it as an opportunity to establish a robust process that can truly deal with the issues threatening security and stability in Northeast Asia.

Commentary by Retired General Wesley Clark, a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and a Senior Fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center. Follow him on Twitter @
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Apple began rolling out its Apple One subscription bundles on Friday. They package together a bunch of of Apple’s subscription services, such as Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and iCloud storage and can save you money over paying for them separately.

Apple One also represents a new way for Apple to boost subscriptions and bolster its services business, which generated $14.55 billion — up 16.5% year-over-year— during Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter. And it could help attract more people to use services they might not have otherwise, like Apple Arcade.

Three plans are available:

  • Individual costs $14.95 per month with Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and 50GB of iCloud storage. That’s a savings of $6 a month over buying them separately.
  • Family costs $19.95 per month and includes 200GB of iCloud storage and support for up to six people to use the subscriptions. It will save you $8 a month.
  • Premier costs $29.95 per month and adds News+ and Fitness+, a set of workout classes for Apple Watch owners, along with 2TB of iCloud storage. It works with up to six people and will save you a whopping $25 a month over buying the services separately.

Here’s how to sign up:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Tap your name at the top of the screen.
  • Tap Subscriptions.
  • Choose “Get Apple One.”
  • Select the plan. Each comes with a one-month free trial.
  • Click ‘Start Free Trial’ at the bottom of the screen.

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