News with Ed -- November 28, 2017

War games on the Korean Peninsula

As South Korea and the US prepare for war games along North Korea’s border, the Valdai Discussion Club is organizing a gathering of experts in Seoul to seek diplomatic solutions to the crisis. RT America’s Manila Chan has more on the steps being taken to foster peace in the region. Then former diplomat Jim Jatras offers his insights, arguing that because the North will never relinquish its nuclear weapons, engagement and dialogue is the most promising way to end tensions on the peninsula without risking massive death and destruction.

Erdogan basks in ‘common wavelength’ w/ Trump

President Donald Trump spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday to assure him that Kurdish insurgents were no longer receiving US weapons. Trump also informed him of “military adjustments” for the US role in Syria as the Pentagon still acknowledges only a fraction of US troops deployed there. RT America’s Anya Parampil has more.