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Trump Administration Split On North Korea

President Trump’s war of words against North Korea has led some to fear an actual war

In an interview on Fox Business Network on Sunday, Trump said his administration is “so prepared, like you wouldn't believe” for a military confrontation with North Korea. It’s the latest in a series of threats, from “fire and fury” in August, and a threat to totally destroy “Rocketman” Kim Jong Un before the U.N. in September. 

But earlier this month, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis emphasized how dangerous throwing around threats to North Korea can be, even though he’s preparing the military for a possible defense. 

To discuss the Trump administration's handling of North Korea, we’re joined by Bruce Cumings, professor of History at the University of Chicago, and author of Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century, The Korean War: A History and North Korea: Another Country.

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