The U.S. and South Korea arrogantly flexing their muscles can no longer be tolerated.
So, should the Trump administration use its military superiority to make Kim Jong Un yield, as the U.S. president has already suggested? Short answer: That would be dangerous.
President Moon Jae-in and President Donald Trump had a telephone call during the evening of Sept. 4, 2017, to discuss U.S.-South Korea joint responses to Pyongyang after its sixth nuclear test. The call was two days after the recalcitrant regime claimed it had successfully completed the hydrostatic test for its [Read more]
Reason tells us there won’t be a war, but the heart reminds us of the steps driving us toward one.
Kim Jong Un enjoys the luxury of presenting to the world, day after day, the existence of a land that, no matter how small, poor and ostracized, is still capable of standing up to the superpower.
He likes to take credit for successes but to blame failures on others. So just in case the military actions would be a failure, he is outsourcing the actual decisions to the military.
Anything is possible. Even if, for the time being, it is just a verbal escalation, there is no guarantee that a nuclear war will not break out between the United States and North Korea.
Coming from Trump, honestly, these latest comments seem more like outbursts than measured, calculated statements.
For the first time in a long time, international markets are showing signs of worry about the escalation of the North Korean threat. As a result, trading on Wall Street yesterday started out with light losses that analysts attributed to nervousness about the pace of acceleration of Pyongyang’s rhetoric. The last [Read more]
North Korea has launched its second intercontinental ballistic missile. Both the U.S. and the South Korean armies inside South Korea kept it in check by exercising missile firing drills. Measures to prevent an accidental collision are necessary, especially now when tensions are high.
The missile fell in the [Read more]