Mike Pompeo Says Sanctions Will Remain on North Korea Until Complete Denuclearization

Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with Time about President Trump’s decision to pause joint military drills in South Korea without consulting allies.

Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non Proliferation tells TIME that while pausing the drills “may, in the end, be the right move” the decision should have been made in consultation with Japan and South Korea. “The United States should never catch it allies off guard, as seems to be the case with President Trump’s announcement,” she says.