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.
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 three-year conflict set the stage for decades of tension on the Korean Peninsula, but today many Americans know little about it.
A long-running dispute between South Korea and Japan was reignited by a memorial for women who were sex slaves during World War II.
Abroad this week, President Trump said he struck deals with China, Japan and South Korea — citing earlier agreements and relying on wishful thinking.
North Korea’s nuclear detonation over the weekend spurred the deployment of the rest of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, which is designed to stop missiles from the North.