The big picture: The North Korea situation as Trump heads to the UN

Just a couple of days before his expected speech to the United Nations General Assembly President Donald Trump dubbed North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un as the "Rocket Man." "I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!" Trump tweeted Sept. 17. See Figure 1 on   Trump’s brief tweet touches on serious policy. The United Nations has recently adopted a series of resolutions sanctioning North Korea for its continuous firing of ballistic missiles. The most recent sanctions cut over 55 percent … >>More stories from National


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