Seoul and Washington have made the Korean peninsula a more dangerous place. Yes, it was North Korea that launched the rocket. And yes, the regime in Pyongyang — now under the guidance of its enigmatic and boyish leader Kim Jong Un — has its own unknowable motives for continuously provoking the United States and the international community. But American and South Korean political leaders could have done a lot more to prevent the scenario that has now unfolded.
In recent months, North Korea has been the problem that nobody in the Obama administration wants to deal with. Since the Kim regime defied Washington last April and went ahead with its previous rocket launch attempt, the United States has had no consistent approach for dealing with the reclusive regime.… Seguir leyendo »