DOES KIM SEE TRUMP AS HIS SAVIOR? No previous North Korean dictator has viewed any American president as anything but a lethal threat to his survival. Now Kim Jong-un is openly telling the world Trump must provide security guarantees for the North Korean regime as a condition of any denuclearization agreement.

Does that qualify as Kim turning massive U.S. military force from threat to assurance of his power? Maybe Rocket Man is more clever than he’s heretofore been given credit. Former Army Vice Chief of Staff Jack Keane provides the perspective required to put the opening query in proper context.