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White House outlines four goals in talks with North Korea

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Speculation has been raging from Washington DC to Vietnam as President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong un prepare for their second summit. Some believe this will result in the end to the Korean War; technically, it’s only been in a status of ceasefire for half a century. Others are more measured in their expectations.

Most in the administration hope they’ll get more accomplished this time than at the last summit.

The White House laid out their “four pillars” for the meeting, things they hope can be accomplished in the three days spent on them.

  • Establishment of new relations
  • A lasting and stable peace
  • Complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
  • Recovering POW/MIA remains

My Take

Considering how this relationship started, with junior high insults hurled by each world leader via Twitter, it’s amazing that we’re not at war, let alone on the brink of a second summit between them.

If the President can come out of this summit with a real win for America and the world, this will be a shining star for him to hang on his resume as he prepares for his 2020 reelection campaign.

 


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