Trump to North Korea: Surrender First, Talk Later
For Washington, the most satisfactory solution to the North Korea Problem would be Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un’s surrender. Complete and abject. Abandon nuclear weapons, close labor camps, hold elections, invite South Koreans to take over, and recognize President Donald Trump’s international leadership.
Maybe that will happen. It would be great if it did. We can dream—but it wouldn’t be wise to count on that outcome.
Yet that appears to be the Trump administration’s approach to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.