World in flux
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Dear Editor:

The incoming administration will confront possible world-wide conflicts that will stretch America’s abilities to respond and may well change the balance of power.

Eventually North Korea will go one step too far and the armistice of the past 60 years will vaporize in artillery fire and tanks. The lunatics in Pyongyang may push the nuclear button.

China is aggressively pushing claims of dominion into the South China Sea militarizing miniature outcroppings into military installations threatening freedom of the sea. The flashpoint will be a group of islands properly belonging to the Philippines known as Scarborough Shoals.

Vladimir Putin is pushing westward trying to reestablish the borders of the Soviet Union, inserting the Russian military into maintaining Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The Middle East will remain an explosive region with no apparent resolve by the combatants to seek peace. With U.S. oil production freeing the nation in large part from the fears of oil dependency, the calls by many to step aside from involvement in the region will gain legitimacy.

The next president will have a world of perils to confront and the voters should consider who best to trust.


Ed Horn


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