LISTEN: Former Defense official James Robbins recaps the North Korea summit


INTERVIEW – JAMES ROBBINS — USA Today columnist and former special assistant in the office of the secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush administration

BIO: James S. Robbins, a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors and author of This Time We Win: Revisiting the Tet Offensive, has taught at the National Defense University and the Marine Corps University and served as a special assistant in the office of the secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush administration. Follow him on Twitter: @James_Robbins.

NOTE FROM JIM: In the lead-up to the Singapore summit the press and pundits were more unhinged than usual. They concocted any number of failure scenarios for President Trump. Yet here we are with the beginning of process that will hopefully lead to a denuclearized North Korea, normalized relations, and the exposure of the illicit international nuclear network that includes Iran and Syria. Pretty good for the “amateur” diplomat! ​

Donald J. Trump
‏@realDonaldTrump
1h1 hour ago
Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!

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