Thanks to MAD
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,