Trump Diplomacy: Settling North Korea “With Gas and With Bomb”?

As North Korea continues its steadily expanding nuclearization, US President Donald Trump will have to prepare for extremely complex crisis diplomacy. Whether he decides upon a path of military preemption (what his lawyers would then call ‘anticipatory self-defense’) or waits for a first move by Pyongyang, Trump will need to (1) make difficult judgments regarding enemy rationality and capability; and (2) consider a prudent posture of ‘pretended irrationality’ for the US. His core task will be to pursue ‘escalation dominance’ without simultaneously exposing the US or its allies to grievous attack.

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