Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
June 25, Monday 2018 9:39 AM       

       HEADLINES: B Sujatha Devi Passes Away                                              Fish preserved in formalin seized                                              Son brutally beats mother                                              Bid to sabotage probe against ADGP’s daughter                                              V K Rajagopal’s Sabarimala appointment cancelled                                              Violence cannot solve any problem: Modi                                              Major held for colleague's wife's murder                                              PDP never 'wavered' on agenda of alliance, says Mehbooba                                              UAE says ready to back efforts for peaceful Yemen rebel pullout                                              Musharraf says he has not quit politics                                              Constant bullying of activists unacceptable: HRCP                                              Kohli & Co. depart for Ireland, England tour                                              FIFA WC: Lukaku, Hazard braces help Belgium stun Tunisia 5-2                                              FIFA WC: Vela, Hernandez help Mexico win against S Korea 2-1                                              Amit wins gold at World Para Athletics Grand Prix                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WORLD Next Article: Lebanese PM Hariri revokes his resignation  
       US, China hold low-key military talks amid N Korea tensions
 
         Posted on :21:43:38 Dec 6, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:21:43:38 Dec 6, 2017
         Tags: US, China hold low-key military talks amid NK
 
Washington: US and Chinese generals engaged in an unusual set of security talks on Wednesday, just hours after North Korea's most powerful missile test yet, focused on how the mighty American and Chinese militaries might communicate in a crisis.
 
As President Donald Trump greeted the North's launching of another intercontinental ballistic missile with familiar demands for China to get tougher with its ally, the low- profile and unpublicized meeting at the National Defense University in Washington was taking place amid signs China is more willing at this time to discuss how the two world powers would manage an even worse emergency on the divided Korean Peninsula.
 
The Pentagon stressed the talks were scheduled long before North Korea's surprise missile launch in the early hours Wednesday in Asia. Officials insisted the dialogue wasn't centered on North Korea or anything else in particular.
 
Trump has vowed to prevent North Korea from having the capability to strike the U.S. mainland with a nuclear-tipped missile using military force if necessary. He is running out of time: Some experts said the missile fired on a high trajectory that splashed down in the Sea of Japan showed North Korea's ability to strike Washington and the entire US Eastern Seaboard.
 
The threat of a military confrontation is making China rethink its resistance to discussing contingencies involving North Korea, according to experts.
 
Such discussions have long been off-limits for Beijing, which fought on North Korea's side against the United States in the 1950-53 Korean War and remains its treaty ally.
 
In a phone conversation with Trump on Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated his desire for a diplomatic resolution to the standoff with North Korea.
 
Objectives for today's military consultations appeared modest.
 
"The engagement will serve as an opportunity to discuss how to manage crises, prevent miscalculations, and reduce the risk of misunderstanding," the office of Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told The Associated Press in a statement.
 
The US and China agreed on the talks when Dunford met with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in August. While in China, Dunford observed a Chinese military drill at Shenyang, about 120 miles from the North Korean border an unusual stop for an official visit.
A A
       WORLD
Next Article: Lebanese PM Hariri revokes his resignation
 
 
WORLD HEADLINES
Constant bullying of activists unacceptable: HRCP  
Musharraf says he has not quit politics  
UAE says ready to back efforts for peaceful Yemen rebel pullout  
Radicals will soon be central to Pak democracy debate  
India, Cuba to enhance cooperation in various fields  
President Kovind highlights importance of South-South cooperation  
Trump tells GOP to 'stop wasting their time' on immigration  
Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest  
Pak steps up security prior to assembly elections  
Lanka thanks PM Modi for grants to run free ambulance service  
Musharraf says SC's arrest order forced him to change plans to return to Pak  
China 'colonising' terror-supporting Pak - EFSAS  
India dismisses UN report branding terrorists as "leaders"  
Swaraj discusses bilateral trade, investment with Luxembourg PM  
Merkel, Macron search for reforms to halt EU 'disintegration'  
Merkel gets ultimatum from hardline ally over migrants  
India and France to build strong development partnership: Swaraj  
Iran's president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row  
Three killed, 100 injured in Japan earthquake  
Afghan President announces ceasefire extension with Taliban  
US man convicted for murder of Indian-origin student  
Man sneaks into Sharif's wife's room in London Hospital  
Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python  
Indians with advanced degrees may have to wait 151 years for green card  
US imposes 25% import tax on Chinese products  
 
Should Yoga be made compulsory in all schools?
Yes
 
No
 
No opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy