Tim Shorrock joins the show to discuss U.S. negotiations with Korea and the status of the relations between North and South. Lately soldiers from the North and South have begun patrolling together, one of several important symbolic gestures in the process of reconciliation between the two nations. Recently Donald Trump became the first president to visit the North, and Shorrock thinks his willingness to participate in negotiations, which previous presidents have not, has been hugely important. Unfortunately the democrats have almost unanimously condemned President Trump’s willingness to meet with Kim Jong-un as a personal liking for dictators.
Discussed on the show:
- “Most Dem Presidential Candidates Are Attacking Trump’s Korea Policy—From the Right” (The Nation)
- “The U.S.-North Korean Agreed Framework at a Glance” (Arms Control Association)
- Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy
Tim Shorrock is the author of Spies For Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing and a regular contributor to The Nation and the Korea Center for Investigative Reporting. Follow him on Twitter @TimothyS.
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