Modern Relations with the DPRK

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President Trump and Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un (Photo courtesy of the Washington Post)

The stalemate that existed at the end of the Korean War still exists to this day and has presented varying levels of challenge for different presidents. As the threat of a nuclear strike on the mainland United States has increased North Korea has presented a more legitimate threat. While President Trump appeared to make progress towards better relations between the US and North Korea much of this progress has been undone by increased aggression on the part of North Korea.