The best U.S. approach to North Korea can be summed up in two words: strategic patience.
For James Stavridis's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Betraying a longtime ally would have disastrous effects in the region and beyond.
We might be attacked from space someday, but we are being attacked from cyberspace right now, and that demands an immediate response.
Make readmission to the vast Pacific Rim exercises a reward for better behavior.
While Trump and Kim play checkers, Xi has the go board out.
Kim is a tactical difficulty, maintaining alliances against China is the strategic issue
China will learn that totalitarian states have short-term advantages but they don't end well.
Forces from a century ago are back in play, but the stakes today are much higher.
Given all the maritime capability that is needed in dealing with North Korea, it is clear the U.S. must continue to conduct exercises on the high seas.