Interesting that the DPRK is now directing its Stalin-esque spokes voice at AU as well. As for General McCaffrey, I can’t say much one way or the other, he is most certainly learned, experienced and entitled to his opinion. Considering his career, his criticism of the Trump administration is no surprise at all.
What is funny to me in that article is the Clinton quote:
Meanwhile Hillary Clinton, Mr Trump’s beaten opponent in last year’s presidential election, took her own swing at his handling of the Korean crisis.
“We will now have an arms race, a nuclear arms race, in East Asia,” the former US secretary of state told CNN.
“We will have the Japanese, who understandably are worried with missiles flying over them as the North Koreans have done, that they can’t count on America.
“Diplomacy, preventing war, creating some deterrents is slow, hard-going, difficult work. And you can’t have impulsive people or ideological people who basically say, ‘Well, we’re done with you.’”
This proves that she still has no understanding of East Asia. She didnt when she was SoS and obviously doesn’t now.
- As for a nuclear arms race in East Asia, besides the DPRK who else does she think is in that race? Certainly not the RoK or Japan.
- As for the Japanese thinking they can’t count on America, she’s simply deluded and does not understand the situation here any more than she did as SoS.