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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will today embark on their second summit, this time in Hanoi, Vietnam. Singapore hosted the first Trump-Kim summit in June 2018 where the leaders signed an agreement that committed the two countries to continue working toward denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. There were no explicit obligations by North Korea to actually disarm.
Former Pentagon official and advisor to the Obama White House on North Korea, Dr Van Jackson, was interviewed in the latest 2020Vision podcast. He previewed the second summit and detailed how close the United States came to nuclear war in 2017.