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Uncertainty over U.S. Foreign Policy Risks Global Instability

Uncertainty over U.S. Foreign Policy Risks Global Instability

WASHINGTON - Endorsed by the "America First" strategy, the U.S. foreign policy of the Donald Trump administration has stirred up controversy and unrest around the world.
As tension lingers on the Korean Peninsula as well as the Middle East, the doctrines the Trump administration will follow regarding international affairs in his remaining years in office will be vital to global stability and development. MILITARY OPTION ON KOREAN PENINSULA?
There were mounting reports in the past months that the Trump administration was weighing attacks to rid Pyongyang of its nuclear program.
A limited and preemptive "bloody nose" strike was reportedly discussed seriously by the U.S. military, though many have warned of the risk of igniting an all-out war.
U.S. policymakers must face the facts, said Michael Fuchs, an expert on U.S. foreign policy.
"There are no acceptable U.S. military options involving a first strike, given the inevitable retaliation and mass casualties that would follow," Fuchs, senior fellow at Center for American Progress, a Washington-based think tank, wrote on magazine Foreign Affairs.
An all-out war on the Korean Peninsula would be catastrophic beyond any imagination. (Xinhua)