Kim Jong Un believes the government in South Korea cares more about his proposals for a lasting peace on the peninsula than about his nukes.
Pyongyang, by humiliating Secretary of State Pompeo, exposed the fallacy at the heart of American policy.
Pyongyang has a long history of playing fast and loose with the truth during nuclear negotiations. Here’s a handy guide to see if Team Kim does it again.
The administration needs something to show Kim Jong Un will keep at least one of the commitments from the schmoozefest in Singapore last month. But Trump keeps paying up front.
The White House granted senators an ‘observer’ role in the talks. So far, there’s been nothing to observe.
Watch for North Korea to turn over the remains of some Americans who died 65 years ago. Trump will say it’s a triumph. But what about the nukes? No talk of turning those over.
“The problem is, we’re afraid Trump wants to get rid of troops there altogether,” said one current U.S. official.