A North Korean soldier tries to take a photograph through a window while Tillerson visits the DMZ.
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Friday it was weirder than usual, with President Donald Trump's new top diplomat, Rex Tillerson, standing on one side of the North-South demarcation line with his coterie and North Korean soldiers standing at one point just a meter away.Tillerson's DMZ detour – which fittingly enough began at Camp Bonifas, an outpost named after one of the ax murder victims, Capt. Arthur Bonifas – came just a day after he called the past 20 years of U.S. policy toward North Korea a failure and vowed a comprehensive policy review under Trump.Before going nuclear, North Korea has dogged every U.S. president since Harry Truman.r North Korea just last week fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, reportedly coming to within just 200 kilometers of Japan's shoreline.For Tillerson and Trump – and for America's nervous Asian allies looking to them for leadership – acknowledging past failures will without doubt be a lot easier than formulating future successes with a country adept at playing the superpowers off each other and hell-bent on going its own way at almost any cost.
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