The annual late-winter escalation of tensions between the US and North Korea has President Trump asked to make early decisions on his Korean Peninsula policy, in particular on a cyberwar inherited from the Obama Administration, and intended to sabotage North Korea’s missile program.
The program was initiated by President Obama three years ago, and officials say that since then a “large number” of North Korea’s test launches have failed, either veering dramatically off course or crashing into the sea. This is being taken by some officials are proof the plan is working.
Experts aren’t so sure, however, saying that the failure could just as easily be explained by manufacturing problems and “sheer incompetence,” along with a lot of disillusioned North Koreans working on the program not putting in their best efforts.
With growing recognition that the expensive missile defense systems don’t work, and doubts about whether the cyberwar is doing anything to enhance the problems North Korea is having with advancing the program, Trump is faced with calls to do “something” about North Korea, which would either involve something novel, like negotiations to reduce tensions, or the more straightforward choice of doubling down on the cyberwar, and just crossing his fingers that it works.
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Or Trump doing nothing because he doesn’t have any idea on what to do. That would be a safe decision if it wasn’t for the hawks with which Trump has surrounded himself.
Essentially I’m saying, the US doesn’t have a president, or at least Trump amounts to the same thing as no president.
And so if anybody still thinks that Trump’s hawks are going to do something positive on Russia or any other country, re; foreign relations, then they need to think of buying my bridge.
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