What Donald Trump’s UN speech means for U.S. policy
Washington appears to be warning the international community that limited military options are being considered
Amid chronically high tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, Donald Trump’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) speech on Tuesday, understandably, generated significant global interest.
The framing of Pyongyang as an outlier to the sovereign system, the specific threat – made before dozens of global leaders – “to totally destroy North Korea”, and the repeated rejection of deal-making with Iran throughout Trump’s speech suggest U.S. patience for, and interest in, diplomatic solutions may be fast approaching its end.
In the context of remarks made by other senior U.S. officials this month, it
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