Trump's War Plans Thwarted by the Two Koreas' Peace Plans
On March 5th North and South Korea held talks in which Kim Jong-un stated that he is willing to freeze North Korea's nuclear weapons development during diplomatic discussions with the United States.
Previously, North Korea has repeatedly offered to give up its nuclear program if the U.S. simply ends its menacing war games targeting the North, an offer that Washington has continued to reject.
Like the U.S., North Korea can't really be trusted and what it says is not the same as what it does. And like most other nations, North Korea will continue to develop the means to defend itself as long as it has reason to believe that it needs to.
And while North Korea does indeed engage in criminal activity to support its survival and the enrichment of its ruling class and commits wholesale human rights violations, it does not generally pose a significant threat to other nations. It has no colonial aspirations and does not seek to dominate other nations.
Unlike the United States, North Korea does not have a doctrine of full-spectrum dominance. It simply wants to exist without being constantly threatened with annhilation.
The United States has been targeting North Korea since the 1950s, not because North Korea poses a threat to the U.S. but because it provides a convenient excuse to maintain a massive military presence on China's doorstep—the real target.
If the two Koreas manage to work around the U.S., declare peace and agree on reunification, that leaves the U.S. with no justification for its military to occupy bases in South Korea, to maintain troops along the border with North Korea or stage massive war games targeting North Korea.
The notion that China can be kept in check by menacing North Korea as a proxy is obsolete and is no longer working. China's economic and military rise won't be slowed by the presence of the U.S. military.
If the U.S. stages one of its usual false flag attacks and tries to blame it on North Korea, no one but some Americans will really buy it.
While the best option is to simply accept peace, that is not America's style.