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US-North Korea tensions approach boiling point

The Trump administration — which canceled two large-scale spring war games between the United States and South Korea in an effort to move along nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea — is now grappling with reports that Pyongyang is preparing to launch a missile soon.

The reports follow President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's failure to reach an agreement at their summit last month. North Korea's account for the failure differs from Trump's, a fact that has increased tensions between the countries.

Experts warn that tensions could rise before negotiations move forward.

"I worry a little bit that this could get worse before it gets better because both sides want to try to figure out how to get the other side back to the table," said Victor Cha, a former official in charge of Korea relations in the George W. Bush administration. "And they may say pressure is the way to do that.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let me ask a hypothetical question. What if North Korea wants to launch an ordinary, benign, non-military satellite? Any response by the US would be seen as an over-reaction and escalation in the eyes of the world?

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