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“I know the Americans are inherently disposed against us, but when they talk with us, they will see that I am not the kind of person who would shoot nuclear weapons to the south, over the Pacific or at the United States,” Mr. Kim told Mr. Moon, according to Mr. Yoon’s account. It was another in a series of startling statements by Mr. Kim, whose country threatened to do exactly those things during the height of nuclear tensions last year. [New York Times]

THE FORMER CIA Director made a preemptive diplomatic strike that was impressive by anyone’s standards, which came after Mike Pompeo met with a Russian spy inside the United States. The man has come to play. His moves so far have been impressive, regardless of his history of right-wing politics. He can’t be a worse secretary of state than Mr. Tillerson.

What happened at the DMZ on the Korean Peninsula Friday was jarring, and historic.

It will be a long time before we can be sure what it means, however, the “pledges” made by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un are jaw-dropping.

South Koreans, and Americans stations in Seoul, will remain ready to “fight tonight.”