Joint exercises keep our allies safe. It helps our military be prepared, and shows NK what we are capable of.
Stopping them is simply too large of a concession at the first meeting. To o large of a risk. We have no reason to believe NK will follow through. They signed a nearly identical agreement in 1993 and pissed all over it. Why would you think they mean it this time?
North Korea has already witnessed our joint exercises and know what we are capable of. It’s now time to give North Korea and South Korea an opportunity to find their peace. Another thing to keep in mind is that this is not the same leader of North Korea. He’s young and who knows, maybe more amiable to such a goal. I do know this…it’s worth this chance of peace vs taking us closer to a nuclear war.
But this young leader had his uncle killed with an anti aircraft gun. He also made a film depicting NK nuking Mara Largo. He also holds over 100,000 people in work camps, using them as slave labor when they are not being tortured and maimed. Just sayin…
The north is going to return the remains of soldiers from the Korean war
And all Trump has agreed to do is suspend this years training exercise between the South Korean and the US military.
How is that the north walking all over us?
A lopsided deal between a hostile nation and the USA, would be Obama’s Iran deal, where we give them hundreds of billions of dollars, and the Iranian government gets to continue leading “death to America” chants, , they don’t have to promise not to kill Americans, they get to continue causing unrest in the Mid East by supporting Hamas and the Houthis with money and weapons, oh, and a few years from now Iran gets to pursue nuclear weapons.
Trump cancels a training exercise, and to you, that’s a lopsided deal???
May this Kim thinks that by doing all of this, he will be immortalized in his nation’s history as the man who brought peace and prosperity to his country?
He did inherit the situation in North Korea from his father and grandfather. Maybe after a decade of continuing the status quo, he has grown to dislike what he inherited, and wanted to find a way to end the cycle. Possibly he thinks he can accomplish this by metaphorically wiping the slate clean, and starting all over, by bringing about this revolutionary change.
Maybe his crumbling mountain and the radiation leaking into china, from all his nuclear testing was the final straw? I’m sure he caught hell from China, and maybe this sudden change for peace was his best option going forward?
Hopefully we do get peace, and then one day we will learn why all of this came about.