theatrical but empty classified Senate briefing on Korea policy with a People's Briefing in downtown San Francisco in front of Senator Feinstein's office. They emphasized that any Korean military action could easily kill a million people, mostly in Seoul, in the first 24 hours. That's according to Pentagon estimates. When the U.S. indulges in war talk, the lives we are putting on the line are in east Asia.
On May 9, South Korea will hold a presidential election. The leading candidate, Moon Jae-In, seeks more engagement with North Korea and more independence from U.S. foreign policy, while appreciating the U.S. security guarantee to his country.