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Donald Trump Is Giving North Korea Exactly What It Wants

KIM JONG-UN NEEDS A DAVID VERSUS GOLIATH NARRATIVE TO JUSTIFY HIS MILITARY PROGRAM. NOW HE HAS IT.

SEOUL, South Korea — A few years ago, when I was a reporter working in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, I went to visit a kindergarten. While I was there, I picked up a children’s book called “A Hedgehog Defeats the Tiger.” It was a tale, a North Korean told me, about a feisty little hedgehog that bests a much larger and fiendishly ravenous tiger using the only weapons at its disposal: the small but sharp quills on its back. The tiny but clever hedgehog pounces on the big nose of the blundering

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