Trump thanks Kim for return of Korean War dead, but doubts remain about disarming

Policy Analyst James McKeon spoke with Sinclair about the meaning of Kim Jong-un returning the bodies of U.S. soldiers as well as reports it was dismantling a key nuclear site.

“For the nuclear issue writ large, it’s a symbolic step for sure,” said James McKeon, a policy analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, of the repatriation. “This is something that’s been done in the past, typically when the U.S. and North Korea are talking.”

“If they did completely dismantle the site, it would be a step in the right direction, but it wouldn’t be a huge leap,” McKeon said.

As long as North Korea still has warheads, ballistic missiles, and facilities to produce nuclear materials, the launch site is easily replaceable.

“Even if they did raze the entire property, it’s something that could be rebuilt in a relatively short period of time,” he said. Read more