For the White House, the budding détente scrambles its strategy of pressuring the North, with sanctions and threats of military action, to give up its nuclear arsenal.
President Trump has not yet approved a draft strategy that would expand “extreme circumstances” for nuclear retaliation to include a crippling cyberattack.
The Trump administration is being forced to rethink strategies that were driven largely by military considerations.
Despite tough talk on Iran, President Trump announced that he would waive certain sanctions that keep the nuclear deal in place.
The Trump administration doesn’t oppose diplomatic talks on the Korean Peninsula but worries the North will try to drive a wedge between the United States and South Korea.
The image of a leader being able to launch missiles with the push of one finger has, for decades, instilled fear.