PressTV-Why US doesn’t want peace on Korean peninsula

The United States is afraid of peace breaking out on the Korean peninsula because it will then lose rationale for having troops and bases in Japan and South Korea to keep the North Koreans at bay, says Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.

Etler, a former professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday while commenting on a report which says the United States and South Korea are launching a joint military exercise despite warnings by North Korea that the move may jeopardize a nascent rapprochement between Pyongyang and Seoul.

“It should be patently obvious that resuming joint military exercises between the US and South Korea would put the kibosh on any rapprochement between the two Koreas and make the prospects for any talks between North Korea and the US dead on arrival.  Why then proceed with…

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