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The Biden administration lacks any sense of urgency in coping with North Korea’s rising missile and nuclear weapons packages—weapons that may strike America and could possibly be bought in entire or partially to nations like Iran or different rogue states round the world.

Such lack of urgency has resulted in a North Korea policy that has already failed, throwing away the progress made by then-President Donald Trump.

Despite calling Pyongyang his best nationwide safety problem again in March, the Biden Administration, staffed with lots of the similar officers from the Obama years, has adopted a barely modified—albeit extraordinarily imprecise—model of the similar sham policy known as “strategic patience.”


Strategic persistence is basically Washington-speak for kicking the can down the geopolitical highway, nothing greater than a sanitized model of appeasement.

The policy calls for that North Korea come to the bargaining desk first with a suggestion of serious concessions or making a unilateral transfer in the direction of dumping their nuclear weapons as a precursor to even speaking to Washington. And as North Korea by no means made such a transfer, Obama merely washed his arms of the downside.

In an inexcusable twist, the Biden model of strategic persistence was by no means even rolled out in a formal method. After a multi-month policy evaluate, the Biden workforce’s North Korea policy was unveiled by Press Secretary Jen Psaki throughout a press avail in the again of Air Force One in a response to a reporter’s query on North Korea.

Strategic persistence is nothing greater than a sanitized model of appeasement.

From there, all we’ve is background quotes in articles from the Washington Post and different retailers that designate the policy, as the Biden Administration has by no means had an official rollout, and even a speech by President Biden on North Korea policy, regardless of being in workplace for ten months.

What we do know of Biden’s North Korea policy is that it totally hinges on a suggestion to discuss to Pyongyang with none preconditions. However, Team Biden won’t tip its hand in any respect about the focus of the talks, what Washington could be keen to concede, and what they count on from North Korea in return. If North Korea by no means sits down for talks, Biden does nothing, washing arms of the downside.

North Korea slams US, continues missile testing while seeking better ties with South KoreaVideo

No surprise Pyongyang is not precisely keen to enter negotiations and retains testing missile after missile, as there is no sense of readability of what Team Biden is driving negotiations in the direction of, or if any type of deal is remotely attainable. No nation would.

This failed policy from the Obama years is the purpose why North Korea now has hydrogen bombs that may be mounted to long-range missiles that may destroy U.S. cities. And make no mistake, Biden’s technique will probably be the purpose Pyongyang acquires cruise, hypersonic and submarine-launched missiles fired from submarines, weapons the North Koreans are beginning to check as we communicate.

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Now, to be truthful, and for a lot of causes, there is not less than some rationale for the Biden Administrations’ lack of curiosity in taking over a problem like North Korea and its harmful weapons program.

The chaos of U.S. politics, COVID-19, an economic system grappling with provide chain woes and inflation, and a rising China all conspire to make North Korea’s nuclear arsenal looks like a long-term downside to fear about later.

But know this: such an perspective is the purpose why North Korea has such fearsome weapons in the first place. To put it bluntly, with the weapons Pyongyang now pocesses and what they may promote to our adversaries means we’re out of the proverbial highway to kick this nuclear can down anymore.

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In truth, North Korea appears prepared to return to its outdated, escalatory methods as a response to Washington’s lack of curiosity.

While sending combined alerts, North Korea—struggling from what is probably mass hunger due to a self-imposed blockade due to worry of a COVID-19 outbreak—feels it should present energy in the truth of Biden’s lack of policy course. And that may imply just one factor: Pyongyang is again to testing weapons platforms that appear to get ever extra superior by the day.

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a parliament meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

In this photograph offered by the North Korean authorities, North Korean chief Kim Jong Un speaks throughout a parliament assembly in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. Independent journalists weren’t given entry to cowl the occasion depicted on this picture distributed by the North Korean authorities. The content material of this picture is as offered and can’t be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service by way of AP)
(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service by way of AP)

From there, issues may get a lot worse. Kim may quickly even check a new intercontinental ballistic missile, one thing he personally promised then-President Trump he wouldn’t do, setting the stage for a showdown as we noticed again in 2017.

The good news is none of this wants to occur.

Now is the time for the Biden Administration to get serious on the North Korea difficulty, utilizing the Trump Administrations’ template for diplomacy as a blueprint, even when they don’t need to admit it.