Dictator Kim Jong-Un made history this week by being the first leader from North Korea to cross into the South since the Korean War ended in 1953. Kim visited with South Korean President Moon Jae-In to reportedly discuss officially ending the conflict in the region. The meeting comes ahead of talks with President Donald Trump.
As most of you know, the war in Korea ended some 75 years ago not with a peace agreement but with an armistice. In layman’s terms, that is basically a “you don’t provoke us, we won’t provoke you” type of agreement.
However, in recent years Kim’s continued to pursue development of his nuclear program. In most circles, his quest for power and nuclear dominance has been viewed as both reckless and aggressive. His repeated missile tests also threatened to destabilize the peninsula.
Moreover, when Donald Trump took office Kim Jong-Un seemed to ramp up his dangerous rhetoric. On two occasions the dictator sent missiles flying over Japan and several times he threatened the U.S. mainland. But he quickly found out that President Trump is not Obama.
In response to Kim’s nuclear tests and threats, the president dropped bombs near the peninsula, levied enormous sanctions, and vowed to unleash “fire and fury” at Pyongyang. Then, recently, things began to change.