Month: February 2017

Navy commander charged in long-running scandal

Washington (CNN)The Justice Department announced Thursday that it was charging a Navy commander in a bribery scandal that has engulfed 17 Navy personnel, including a one-star Navy admiral. Cmdr. Mario Herrera, 48, is accused of accepting bribes from Leonard Francis, the former CEO of Singapore-based defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA). The complaint alleges […]

Donald Trump’s Asia pivot

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump now has his own Asia pivot. In less than 24 hours, Trump distanced himself from the incendiary tone he struck on China and Japan while running for office. Acting more as a statesman than a populist insurgent candidate, Trump implied he will operate within the conventional US foreign policy framework towards […]