Trump's Korea plan echoes strategies tried in past

WASHINGTON • US President Donald Trump never tires of pointing out that his predecessors left him the "mess" of a nuclear-armed North Korea - a legacy of errors he vows not to repeat.

But as Mr Trump announced last Friday that his summit meeting with Mr Kim Jong Un was back on, there were moments when he echoed Mr Bill Clinton in his failed effort to settle another North Korea crisis nearly a quarter-century ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2018, with the headline 'Trump's Korea plan echoes strategies tried in past'. Print Edition | Subscribe