By The Daily Caller. President Donald Trump isn’t the first president to call off joint military exercises with South Korea in order to appease North Korea.
The Clinton administration deferred a U.S.-South Korea military exercise to persuade North Korea to allow inspection of its nuclear facilities in April 1994.
“We believe it is critical that that operation by supervised (by the International Atomic Agency),” former Secretary of Defense William Perry told reporters of monitoring North Korea’s nuclear development on April 21, 1994.
North Korea signed an agreement stating it would “freeze nuclear activities, renounce any ambition to become a nuclear power, and open up to secret military sites to inspection” in October 1994.
“We have neither the intention nor the plan to develop nuclear weapons,” North Korean negotiator Kang Sok Ju told The New York Times in October 1994.
Bottom-line: Trump made specific commitments to end military exercises with #SouthKorea & eventually withdraw US forces from peninsula. #NorthKorea made NO specific commitments on timing or verification of denuclearization, also did not give accounting of its nuclear arsenal.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) June 12, 2018
(Read more from “Flashback: Clinton Administration Suspended Joint Military Training With South Korea” HERE)
Backlash After Bill Clinton Notes Changing ‘Norms’ About ‘What You Can Do to Somebody Against Their Will’
By Fox News. Former President Bill Clinton, in a recent discussion with PBS about former Senator Al Franken, noted changing “norms” about “what you can do to somebody against their will.”
Clinton, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct dating back decades, said he thought it was a “good thing that we should all have higher standards.”
Franken, the Democratic senator from Minnesota, resigned from office in 2017 following multiple claims of sexual misconduct and a backlash from some Democrats.
“I think the norms have really changed in terms of, what you can do to somebody against their will, how much you can crowd their space, make them miserable at work,” Clinton said, according to a clip posted by RealClearPolitics. “You don’t have to physically assault somebody to make them, you know, uncomfortable at work or at home or in their other — just walking around. That, I think, is good.”
This guy… Bill Clinton perhaps you should just stop talking. This is gross! https://t.co/AOmTUTT97E
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) June 11, 2018
The comments were met with wide criticism. (Read more from “Backlash After Bill Clinton Notes Changing ‘Norms’ About ‘What You Can Do to Somebody Against Their Will'” HERE)