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If Kim Jong Un gets rid of his nukes, he’s basically signing his own death warrant

"In the end the Gaddafis and Kims of the world are fully responsible for their own fates, whether they give up weapons of mass destruction or not," he said.
A South Korean F-15 tests out a bunker buster missile.

South Korea orders 90 bunker-buster missiles that are perfect for striking North Korea and taking out Kim Jong Un

The missiles fire from South Korea's F-15K Slam Eagles and have a range of 500 kilometers, putting all North Korean leadership and nuclear sites in range.

Trump replacing Tillerson with North Korea hawk Pompeo before Kim Jong Un talks might be a good thing

Tillerson's dismissal just weeks before Trump is due to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has shocked observers, but it may be for the best.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Donald Trump.

Trump may have fired Rex Tillerson because they couldn’t agree on North Korea

White House officials say Tillerson's policy of dialogue over a more hardline approach had conflicted with President Donald Trump's strategy.
Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of North Korean Parliament, and Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sit behind US Vice President Mike Pence at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The Trump administration says it won’t rule out hosting Kim Jong Un at the White House

According to White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah, nothing is off the table with regard to a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands during a meeting at South Korea’s presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, November 7, 2017.

Trump appears optimistic about talks with North Korea while railing against the media’s coverage

President Trump tweeted that he believes North Korea will honor their commitment to halt missile launches during potential denuclearization negotiations.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

One of America’s closest allies could be the biggest loser if talks between Trump and Kim Jong-Un go south

The news of Trump granting a meeting with Kim Jong-un would have likely taken Japan by surprise.
U.S. President Donald Trump announces a presidential proclamation placing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2018.

The White House already looks as if it’s backtracking on Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un

The White House press secretary said the president "will not have the meeting without seeing concrete steps and concrete actions take place by North Korea."
Trump at his UN speech, where he referred to Kim as "rocket man" in front of hundreds of diplomats.

Trump stopped insulting Kim Jong Un 9 weeks before he agreed to historic talks with North Korea

The US President and North Korean leader have agreed to meet face-to-face for the first time, in what has been hailed as a diplomatic coup.

Pence: Kim Jong Un making concessions to talk to Trump shows our policy has worked

No US president has ever agreed to meet with any North Korean leader, and the especially vicious Kim Jong Un seemed an unlikely candidate just months ago.