People walk by a TV screen showing a local news program reporting with an image of U.S. President Donald Trump at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.

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Where Are The Adults In The Room?

August 16, 2017

In the field of international security, the world has long looked to the United States as the “adult in the room.” Yet in word and deed, President Trump seems to relish in relinquishing that title, despite the appointment of several respected former generals in key positions in his administration. Now, as tensions continue to rise between the United States and North Korea, Juliette can’t help but ask, “where are the adults in the room?”


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