In essence, Korea can, and must, take advantage of Trump’s view relating to Korea as a golden opportunity to develop its own security strategies…The other possibility is for Korea to be pro-active and try to take advantage of the opportunity presented by Trump, rather than criticizing him for his view. Clear to everyone are several facts that leaders in Korea will have to take into consideration in making decisions…First of all, Korea has technology to develop cutting edge nuclear weapons quickly. Secondly, the very technology to develop nuclear weapons will also allow Korea to develop cutting edge anti-missile defensive technologies that can shoot down any and all of North Korean missiles. Thirdly, development of nuclear weapons by Korea will prompt Japan to develop their own nuclear weapons. Lastly, China would be totally opposed to development of nuclear weapons by Korea and Japan.
by Chang Se-moon