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Deju Vu All Over Again in Korea Will End Badly

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, is briefed by U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks, right, commander of the U.N. Command, U.S. Forces Korea, and Combined Forces Command from Observation Post Ouellette in the DMZ, South Korea, last month. Pence has warned that the North Korean people and military "should not mistake the resolve" of the U.S. to stand with allies. (Lee Jin-man/AP)

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Thursday, 11 May 2017 01:54 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The situation on the Korean peninsula feels, as Yogi Bera famously quipped, like déjà vu all over again.

For its part, the regime on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone is, once again, combining its acquisition of ever-more-dangerous weapons with increasing belligerency towards its neighbors and the United States.

And, once again, South Koreans have responded to the clear and growing menace from the North by electing a president who believes he can mitigate it through appeasement, pursued via what is euphemistically known as a "sunshine policy."

We have seen this movie before — and it doesn’t end well. Rewarding North Korean bullying and military buildups simply encourages more of the same, and inexorably increases the threat from Pyongyang.

The U.S. must stand firm and insist on actually protecting our forces and people from that threat.

Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.

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