(Original post by Ninja Squirrel)
Well they destroyed their nuclear missile test site without anything in return
They got a summit with the US President in return. Kim's family have wanted that for 70 years.
Also, the test site destruction is barely a concession for three reasons:
i) They could reconstruct it if they really wanted to (which they probably don't, but still).
ii) They have other test sites.
iii) Most importantly, they don't really need to do any more tests. They've got the nukes they want. Six tests was enough for India and Pakistan to be confident of their nuclear capabilities, it'll likely be enough for North Korea too.
so far so if anything it's North Korea who have given concessions, not America.
Trump conceded the summit itself, something Kim was desperate for. Now he's conceded the war games, and he's indicated he's willing to give up USFK too. He's giving stuff away all over the place.
I'm surprised he would even consider that because a few months ago he said U.S troops withdrawing from Japan / South Korea is out of the question... Although this is Trump we're talking about and it's not unlike him to change his mind on a whim.
True, but it does generally fit with Trump's whole "America First" worldview. I don't think it'll be hard to convince him to go ahead with a withdrawal.
And sure, he changes his mind, but he's built this up into a big deal. I'm not sure he'll want to admit that his big foreign policy "win" was actually a big failure where he duped. This isn't like the G7 statement, which he was already reluctant to sign before his renunciation of it.