“Whether it’s in 18 months or four years from now, the North is going to strike the South–and it won’t be a pinprick strike either. Kim Jong-un wants South Korea. It is a fundamental component of his regime’s existence. It cannot be removed from young Kim’s psyche until he settles the issue on his own. The course is set. There will be little deviation. Since, my initial hopes for a Manhattan-like Project that would deploy space-based missile defenses into orbit does not seem to be at hand, the Trump Administration must decide whether it can live in a world where the kooky Kim regime can permanently threaten the United States with nuclear retaliation or attack.”
“The Kim regime’s entire existence is wedded to the idea that only that family can remake Korea whole and protect it from the outside world. Deals with the West buy North Korea time, and are wholly one-sided. Inevitably (and sooner than anyone thinks), the North will strike out with nuclear weapons, and we are entirely unprepared for that day.”
The Trump Administration will make a deal with North Korea. But, this deal will not last more than 18 months because Kim Jong-un IS unstable.
I was asked on to consult with the folks over at The Seth & Chris Show to discuss my take on North Korea, China, and the Trump Administration.
In my most recent piece over at American Greatness, I explain how the recent Chinese offer to get North Korea to abandon its pursuit of nuclear arms in exchange for the U.S. and South Korea abandoning its annual military drills is a bad deal for America
Kim Jong-un has murdered his half-brother, who was protected by the Chinese. I explain why he took that action and how it could impact stability in the northern Pacific.