Quoted: Vox on Trump Comments About Withdrawing U.S. Troops from South Korea
Alex Ward, Kim Jong Un Wants U.S. Troops Out of South Korea. Trump Might, Too.
“It’s generally a good idea to play your cards close to your vest,” Mintaro Oba, a former State Department official who worked on North Korea policy, told me. “Sometimes you can dangle something big as a way of increasing your leverage,” he continued, “but you still wouldn’t put something on the table that would fundamentally hurt your own interests — and that’s certainly what withdrawing US troops would do.”