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Let get one thing straight when it comes to the flare up with North Korea: It has very little to do with Donald Trump. This scenario would be happening if Hillary Clinton was president or a different Republican.
It could have happened under President Barack Obama watch. In fact, Kim Jong Un surely wishes it had. Not because he wanted a showdown with Obama, but because he always wanted the nuclear program to move along as speedily as possible. The sooner, the better.
And while Kim Jong Un father also pursued a nuclear program, the son has kicked it into high gear. As South Korea Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS) explains in a recent white paper: the early days after its inauguration in 2012, the Kim Jong un regime adopted a policy line that declared North Korea as a state On February 12, 2013, the regime carried out the nation third nuclear test. has always been a priority for the hermit kingdom dear leader. It has nothing to do with Donald Trump line about unleashing and fury upon the regime. Clinton or Obama would have said something similar around about now, in their own words and tempo.
No, this is about the fact North Korea shows no sign of slowing down. After the death of Kim Jong Il in 2011, his son as the INSS puts it more likely to bring about positive change. It reads like a laugh line now. The opposite happened. Nuclear ambitions have sped up at a pace that alarms even the most expert observers.
Back in April, a military parade in Pyongyang showed off what looked like intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). But that not possible, observers said dismissively. It all for show. There nothing real to them, they just shells.
How wrong they were. And how long ago a few months now seems. defense report revealed this week shows that they likely also got a miniaturized warhead to put on one of those ICBMs.
The same naysayers are now arguing this doesn amount to all that much because it not like they done enough tests to show they can successfully get a guided missile up and over. So what?! That they come this far is far enough.
Secretary of state Rex Tillerson is no doubt right when, as he said on Wednesday, Americans can all sleep easy for now. But all these assurances tell us is that North Korea hasn perfected one of the final steps.
There a video doing the rounds online of Donald Trump talking on TV in 1999 about how it vital to not let the rogue state get its hands on nuclear weapons. He prefer a diplomatic solution, he says, but the main thing is to solve the problem before they shift the balance of power and perfect their nukes, not after. By that time, the game has changed and you got far less leverage.
Some cynics have taken this as a sign that Trump long been hot for war. Actually it a sign that he been reflecting seriously on this issue for 20 years.
The problem is not a new one. It just that the threat is heightened even further and people are finally paying attention.
Tillerson warned us about a looming impasse in March: diplomatic and other efforts of the past 20 years to bring North Korea to a point of de nuclearization have failed, he said on a trip to Japan. face of this ever escalating threat, it is clear that a different approach is required. exactly that different approach is, we all waiting to learn.