Right in the midst of the international media hype Kim provoked with that menacing promise, North Korea muted its rhetoric and held off on dire threats.
Trump feeling cornered may try to distract from his troubles by lashing out at North Korea or petulantly pulling U.S. troops out of the South, or both, while Kim keeps his nukes.
The romance is over, now the scary part begins again. A missile engine test could foreshadow new ICBM and nuclear developments with weapons able to hit anywhere in the U.S.
The president has long thought Tokyo and Seoul should do without U.S. troops and bases, and maybe get their own nukes. Now he’s squeezing them in that direction.
Kim Jong Un has cast himself of late as the bold, fearless, iconic leader literally daring to ascend the highest peaks in pursuit of power over the divided country.
Donald Trump's approach to Kim Jong Un was always more show than substance—and the show can't go on.
From Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan and North Korea, Trump’s tough guy credentials are being tested big time by the world of troubles he has helped to create.