One handshake, and the world sleeps a little easier. Nuclear war no longer seems imminent, and a discussion has been started to permanently end the North Korea threat.
The meeting between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un marks a new strategy of face-to-face diplomacy never before used by a sitting U.S. president.
- In the past, three U.S. presidents attempted agreements with Kim Jong Un and his father, Kim Jong Il, in order to stop their nuclear activity. Each time, the agreements fell apart, and North Korea continued to improve its nuclear program.
- Now, North Korea can send missiles into the U.S..
- But, Kim Jong Un promised complete denuclearization (although, so far, there is no specific path to do so). On Kim’s request, and without South Korea’s prior knowledge, President Trump stopped joint military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. (a regularly scheduled show of force and commitment to South Korea on the part of the U.S.) as an act-of-good-faith for negotiations.
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