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If Kim Jong Un gets rid of his nukes, he’s basically signing his own death warrant

"In the end the Gaddafis and Kims of the world are fully responsible for their own fates, whether they give up weapons of mass destruction or not," he said.

Top US military general says war with North Korea will be all out or not at all

The US isn't planning a one-off "bloody nose" strike on North Korea to humilitate and scare Kim Jong Un.
A South Korean F-15 tests out a bunker buster missile.

South Korea orders 90 bunker-buster missiles that are perfect for striking North Korea and taking out Kim Jong Un

The missiles fire from South Korea's F-15K Slam Eagles and have a range of 500 kilometers, putting all North Korean leadership and nuclear sites in range.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Donald Trump.

Trump may have fired Rex Tillerson because they couldn’t agree on North Korea

White House officials say Tillerson's policy of dialogue over a more hardline approach had conflicted with President Donald Trump's strategy.
CIA director Mike Pompeo was ordered by Trump to meet with an official who has cast doubt on his own agency's work

Trump replaced Tillerson, a realist, with Pompeo, a hawk — and it could set up confrontation with North Korea

Tillerson was thought to be one of the members of Trump's innermost circle cautioning against striking North Korea, while Pompeo has taken a hawkish line.
An EA-18G Growler launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Arabian Gulf

It looks like the US will hold back the big guns from military drills as North Korea talks loom

The carrier deployments may have spooked North Korea in the past, as it released a propaganda video if its missiles destroying key US weapons systems.
President Donald Trump's strategy of speaking loudly and carrying a big stick appears to have worked.

Trump looks to have backed down China and Kim Jong Un with his madman strategy toward North Korea

President Donald Trump has credibly portrayed himself as someone who fears the consequences of nuclear war less than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of North Korean Parliament, and Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sit behind US Vice President Mike Pence at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The Trump administration says it won’t rule out hosting Kim Jong Un at the White House

According to White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah, nothing is off the table with regard to a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.