February 26, 2024
Opinion

A pre-emptive strike against North Korea would be a disaster

The Trump administration's openness to military action against the North is concerning

The U.S.-South Korea alliance is strong, stable and durable, but no matter how durable it is, we must better understand that both countries pursue their own interests.

With the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the debate over preemptive strikes against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) has resurged, and it is very serious that the Trump administration's new foreign policy and security teams have publicly discussed preemptive strikes, and thus appear to be open to using military force against North Korea.

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