President Trump is in Hanoi for his second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. We need to be clear about who we are dealing with. He leads the most brutal regime on the face of the earth and has even had members of his family killed.
All past efforts with North Korea have gone nowhere. All of their promises have been empty. Just the fact that the two countries are talking is positive since it reduces the tension.
We can be cautiously optimistic but not expect too much. We want them to get rid of their nuclear weapons. If that happens, it will only be after a long, tortuous process. Some are trying to promote the idea that the summit will be a failure if denuclearization isn’t accomplished in one fell swoop. Early on there will be small concessions. They stopped testing weapons after the last summit.
The summit should be considered a success if the process continues to move forward. That’s all we can hope for.