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Furthermore, we have about 50% of the world's wealth but only 6.3% of its population... In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security.

George F Kennan (19042005)

Policy Planning Study 23
US State Department, 1948

Japan and the Summit

Notes:

Slowed by around 125% this video lasts just under 4 minutes. The video deals with Japanese concerns about the Trump/Kim summit and includes a sound-bite from Hitoshi Tanaka, the former Japanese Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs who states President Trump is undermining the leadership role of the United States. Of more interest is the segment about the Japanese abductees.

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