Trump to North Korea: Surrender First, Talk Later

December 18, 2017 Topic: Security Region: Asia Blog Brand: The Skeptics Tags: Donald TrumpKim Jong UnNorth KoreaNuclearMissileWar

Trump to North Korea: Surrender First, Talk Later

Right now, Pyongyang is calling Washington’s bluff—and succeeding.

 

Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. A former special assistant to President Ronald Reagan, he is the author of several books, including Tripwire: Korea and U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changed World and coauthor of The Korean Conundrum: America’s Troubled Relations with North and South Korea.

Image: A soldier films North Korean soldiers, officers and high ranking officials attending a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, April 15, 2017. Reuters/Damir Sagolj/File Photo​