The media is saturated with silly people debating on TV and radio with NO insight. The fact is that in Game Theory “credibility is in the eye of the beholder. Building credibility is an art of shaping beliefs and changing perceptions.” The ordeal with North Korea is going on for years with the U. S. regular and irrelevant response is “more sanction”. That is our predicted pattern response to the dangerous growing threat! The US has no credibility when it comes to protecting our national security interest in the eyes of the Chines. This is how we got here! Just look at Syria and Afghanistan. Based on Game Theory, Trump might convince China and it’s ally North Korea that he is serious and this is a ‘credible threat’ which will change their perceptions and bring the sides to the negotiation table to find a peaceful resolution. That is the only test for the credibility of the Trump threat – its impact on those 2 countries — not what some “media expert” thinks! Its not the “expert’s ” perception that matters!
P’s. In the pic. yours truly on the DMZ