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Source text - English The Trump administration has vowed its North Korea policy will differ from its the policy of his predecessor, and now the question is how Trump will chart a new course on North Korea, U.S. experts say.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared a departure from former former President Barack Obama's containment policy of "strategic patience," which many view as a failure because it did not curtail North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.
"The policy of strategic patience has ended," Tillerson told reporters [[http://www.voanews.com/a/tillerson-strategic-patience-with-north-korea-is-over-/3770305.html]] in South Korea in late March while on his first official East Asia tour. "We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures."
Although Trump's White House is reviewing policy options for the unruly regime, Tillerson laid out the parameters for how the U.S. would cope with the North—no negotiations unless North Korean leader Kim Jong Un commits to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula; and a willingness to take preemptive military action if necessary.
Different but the same
Thomas Countryman, who served as former assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation in the Obama administration, believes the secretary's tough rhetoric notwithstanding, Trump's North Korea policy is not very different from that of his predecessor.
"The Trump administration is very much on the same path as the Obama administration, putting greater emphasis on sanctions, putting greater emphasis on the need to provide defensive and deterrence capabilities to protect Japan and South Korea," he said. (((Act1)))
"Tillerson said military options are under consideration, and that is not substantially different from what President Obama always said, that all options are on the table,'" Countryman added.
But Trump appears to be shunning "effective engagement with China, which remains the key," the former diplomat said.
On several occasions, the Trump administration has called out Beijing for failing to provide sufficient support in containing Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. While Tillerson was in Asia, the president tweeted, "North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been "playing" the United States for years. China has done little to help!" [[https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/842724011234791424]]
Trump is expected to host Chinese President Xi Jinping for a two-day summit next month and North Korea is likely to top the agenda.
Strategic patience by another name'
Ken Gause, director of the International Affairs Group at the Center for Naval Analyses, maintains that strategies outlined by the Trump team are no different from Obama's failed approach, and he expects Trump's policy for North Korea has the same chance of success.
"You are basically going to get North Korea [which] will continue to do what it does, or to continue to lump more sanctions and pressure on North Korea [and] try to pressure China in solving the problem before us as the Obama administration did,"Gause said."It won't solve the problem." (((Act2)))
Still, other experts believe Trump will stake out different strategies to denuclearize North Korea, and they anticipate Trump taking a harder line policy that centers on tightening the financial noose around the isolated state's nuclear and missile programs.
A former CIA deputy division chief for Korea, Bruce Klingner, said although it is premature to draw conclusions as the Trump administration's policy for the North is still being defined, "there may be differences in how strongly sanctions are implemented."
Pyongyang's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper has denounced Trump's North Korea policy, saying that "No big differences are found between Obama's ruptured 'strategic patience' policy and the incumbent U.S. administration's [North Korea] policy."
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Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been "playing" the United States for years. China has done little to help!
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