Pence Heading to Seoul, Possible US Aggression on Hold

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Pence Heading to Seoul, Possible US Aggression on Hold

by Stephen Lendman

On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence heads to Seoul, part of a 10-day Asia trip to include Japan, Indonesia and Australia visits. A White House statement said he'll "arrive in Seoul…on April 16," return home on April 25.

Trump launching aggression on North Korea risking nuclear war while his vice-president is in East Asia seems unlikely.

For now, he'll most likely continue tough talk, saber rattle off North Korea's coastline, pressure China and impose more sanctions. What comes later remains to be seen.

An unnamed White House foreign policy advisor said Pence will meet with South Korea officials on Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, arriving the day after the DPRK's Day of the Sun national holiday, commemorating Kim Il-sung's 105th birthday, the country's founder.

The White House has contingency plans in case P
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