Experts Say

Trump appears to be talking himself into war with North Korea

The Hill
November 30, 2017
By Robert Manning

Does Pyongyang’s third intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test of the year on Tuesday mark a tipping point for a course of a U.S. military confrontation with North Korea? If so, the fate of hundreds of thousands of people, including some 200,000 Americans in Greater Metropolitan Seoul, may be at stake. Suddenly, deterrence seems to have become a dirty word. For half a century, we lived with 30,000 Soviet nuclear weapons. Since 1964, we have lived with Chinese nuclear weapons — which at the time sparked the sentiments that crazy communist Mao Zedong shouldn’t be allowed to have them.
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