As John Feffer explains in this short video, the primary difference is that Trump’s threats have been far more alarming, raising concerns in South Korea and beyond that war is a real possibility, despite the fact that experts universally regard it as the worst possible option. These threats are especially dangerous on a peninsula where U.S. wartime actions left an indelible impression on both sides of the DMZ.
There remains, however, a diplomatic alternative, which the Obama administration never seriously pursued. Can Trump change course?
Video by Victoria Borneman and Peter Certo.
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