US, N Korea at odds
THE DEATH of a 22-year-old college student in Ohio has dashed any hopes of a quick detente between the US and North Korea.
Otto Warmbier, who spent more than a year imprisoned in the isolated nation after allegedly stealing a propaganda banner, died on Monday after he was returned to the US last week in a coma. US President Donald Trump denounced North Korea after hearing the news.
“It’s a brutal regime and we’ll be able to handle it,” Trump said.
However, dropping bombs on Kim Jong Un’s nation – an option Trump’s administration says is still on the table – is so risky that many analysts see it as implausible. Washington Post