Thanks to MAD

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BE­HIND the hy­per­bole and grand­stand­ing, the main con­stant un­der­pin­ning the Sin­ga­pore deal is the mu­tu­ally as­sured de­struc­tion (MAD) fac­tor car­ried for­ward from the days of the Cold War.

With both North Korea and the US able to nuke each other into obliv­ion (tak­ing the rest of the world with them), the deal as it un­folds will be all about how to re­move the ob­sta­cles most likely to make ei­ther side reach for the but­ton.

What will al­most cer­tainly hap­pen over a longer pe­riod of time, when the razzmatazz of the Sin­ga­pore sign­ing has long been for­got­ten, will be that the two sides will ne­go­ti­ate their dif­fer­ences down to an ac­cept­able low level of ten­sion with the tus­sle of wills be­tween the two coun­tries con­tained within safe pa­ram­e­ters.

Fingers crossed, my fel­low cit­i­zens, for this out­come is the best we can ex­pect from this so-called his­toric deal to se­cure our global fu­ture.

TERRY HEWTON, Hen­ley Beach South. on TV and in daily news­pa­pers.

As at every other time, the truth was more nu­anced and mil­i­tary ex­er­cises with South Korea will con­tinue, just not the showiest one.

If Trump found a way to se­cure world peace, TDS suf­fer­ers would claim that this un­fairly af­fected weapons man­u­fac­tures and what a ter­ri­ble per­son he was for in­flict­ing such mis­ery upon them.

Trump is dis­liked by the political set be­cause he gets things done with­out the flow­ery lan­guage, with­out the co­terie of syco­phants and with­out the end­less series of con­fer­ences in ex­otic places.

JAMES HEIN, Hackney. tiser,

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