Peace with North Korea a 'possibility'


Kim has since threatened to strike the USA territory of Guam, while Trump has said weapons are "locked and loaded" in case of another "overt threat" from the North.

But with the North Korean leader and the USA president now standing eyeball-to-eyeball, the world is looking to see who will blink first.

Spoiler alert: Despite Trump's boast that the "locked and loaded" for military action, absolutely none of these things have happened yet.

"Those who don't know the North very well fall into this trap every time (thinking they are easing threats) but we've seen this before".

During his nationally televised address, President Moon said North Korea's development of nuclear weapons technology was "nearing" a red line, which he described as "completing an ICBM and weaponizing it with a nuclear head".

The official's comments come after Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, told Dunford that Beijing believes the only effective way to solve the crisis is through talks.

Trump's resolve has sparked doubt and fear in some people.

Those of us who have lived the history of the American-Vietnamese War are especially concerned.

Former Defence Secretary William J. Perry published a similar statement.

"Most Japanese, including myself, hate war", said Chiba, 50, a native of Iwate on the northeastern coast of Japan's main island.

North Korea on Tuesday backed off on its threat to fire four intermediate-range ballistic missiles toward the USA territory of Guam. In one sense, he is a man of his word. In a case of the pot calling the kettle black, Kim warned the US, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, "to take into full account" whether the current standoff was to its benefit.

The colorful posters and defiant slogans are the latest sign of the tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over the North's nuclear weapons program.

"Kim Jong-UN made a reasonable and a very wise decision". Most importantly, conversely to Trump's thinking, Kim Jong-un has not made any "well reasoned decision" to back down. The US general reiterated that the US has the right and the capabilities to defend itself and its allies. "Rather all this posturing, in my opinion, will simply see the USA station more personnel and some nuclear warheads in and around South Korea, Japan, and Guam", the analyst observed.

Japan will seek further reassurance from Washington in meetings between Japan's defense chief and foreign minister and their US counterparts on Thursday.

The increasing condemnation by North Korea toward the Moon government is rising in tandem with the Moon government's pressure on the North. Moon emphasized dialogue with North Korea in his Berlin Doctrine speech, but he told US President Trump in a phone call that, "it is not a good time for dialogue".

Just-war criteria that would justify armed conflict with North Korea over its nuclear testing and threats to launch missiles have not been met, said ethicists interviewed by Catholic News Service.

In a commentary, the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the joint military drills between South Korea and the USA would "further drive the situation on the Korean Peninsula into a catastrophe".

China and Russian Federation have called for a "double freeze" or "double suspension" approach, whereby North declares a moratorium on its nuclear and missile tests in exchange for South Korea and the United States halting their joint military exercises.

Since it has been 72 years since the only nuclear weapons were ever deployed in warfare, most people in the world have little idea of the destruction such a bomb would wreak. But on behalf of the American public and the world, we implore Mattis, Tillerson, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster to stay. Even a conventional war could kill tens of thousands of American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of South Koreans; North Korea has well over 10,000 artillery tubes and rocket launchers within range of Seoul.