Kim Jong Un Wanted US Military To Protect Him From China
Kim Jong Un once told former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he needed the U.S. military in South Korea to protect himself from the dominance of China.
What Happened: In his new memoir titled "Never Give an Inch, Fighting for the America I Love," Pompeo said Kim told him that he was not bothered at all by the U.S. military presence in Seoul during a conversation on his first trip to Pyongyang in March 2018.
Although, he noted that the dictator had raised the issue of U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises.
I insinuated that he was a little hypocritical to get worked up about them, given how his planes and rockets could, within minutes, or perhaps seconds, lay waste to the city of Seoul, South Korea, a city of ten million people and only a few dozen kilometers from the demilitarized zone (DMZ), Pompeo wrote.
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