Here’s deeply disturbing lead from the NYT focussing on how South Korea and Japan are worried about the US dithering in defending their countries faced with North Korean aggression.
Source: North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons
The dilemma cited is whether the US would take military action against North Korea, if South Korea or Japan were attacked, if there was a risk of retaliary missiles attacks on US citites, like Los Angeles or Washington.
Of course, the left-leaning NYT goes on to cite Trump as fueling the uncertainty.
The argument is not about the US reneging on its defense agreements, it’s more about US political leadership holding back and putting American interests first.
But if you lived in South Korea or Japan, wouldn’t you want some insurance in case Trump or his successor was slow to act?