The U.S. can ill-afford to torpedo another relationship in the Pacific over trade – withdrawal from KORUS would accomplish just that – at the worst possible time.
September 6, 2017
‘As North Korea escalates its nuclear threat, many foreign-policy minds will set to work thinking about the best possible response. For the moment, though, think about the problem a different way — what would be the worst possible response?
Here’s a possibility: The United States could respond by imposing economic sanctions on its ally, South Korea. It would be a deliberate case of friendly fire in the looming conflict.’