Retired Maj. Gen. James “Spider” Marks on North Korea.

Who Stands to Lose the Most When the President Mouths Off About North Korea?

Who Stands to Lose the Most When the President Mouths Off About North Korea?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 4 2017 7:59 PM

You Poor Seoul

A retired military man explains why any show of force against North Korea will hurt our allies in the south.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump during the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21.

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Has the military become more tolerant of collateral damage under President Trump? Why are there no good military options in North Korea? And who does it hurt when the president goes off-script about Kim Jong-un? Retired Maj. Gen. James “Spider” Marks has the answers.

In the Spiel, the cost of paying constant attention to the president’s myriad sins and insults.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.