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Jae-in's Unilateral Diplomacy Only Undermines Trump

Jae-in's Unilateral Diplomacy Only Undermines Trump

A sign points to Gaesong and Seoul, while barbed wire fencing separates South from North Korea. South Korean flags are attached in this portion of the fence seen. (Americanspirit/Dreamstime)

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 02:36 PM Current | Bio | Archive

There’s trouble brewing on the Korean peninsula. That may come as a surprise in light of reports that President Trump has agreed to hold a second summit meeting with North Korean despot Kim Jong-un.

To be sure, another summit would be problematic if it proves again to be long on empty promises of the North’s disarmament — promises that simply serve to obscure, rather than curb, Kim’s relentless build-up of his nuclear, missile and other military forces.

Even more worrying, however, is the prospect that South Korea’s radical leftist President Moon Jae-in seems determined to engage in actual, unilateral and reckless disarmament —among other unwarranted concessions to Pyongyang.

The effect could not only be to undermine Mr. Trump’s diplomacy, but perhaps to encourage Kim Jong-un to miscalculate and act on his dynasty’s decades-long ambition to unify the two Koreas by force.

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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The effect could not only be to undermine Mr. Trump’s diplomacy, but perhaps to encourage Kim Jong-un to miscalculate and act on his dynasty’s decades-long ambition to unify the two Koreas by force.
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