Not known for his measured words, Trump’s at times bellicose threats toward North Korean have alarmed some South Koreans, who have practised a level of restraint in the face of North Korean provocations that would stun most other threatened populations.
More than anyone else, South Koreans are acutely aware that any war with the North, which lies just 50 kilometres from Seoul, would result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions.
If all of that weren’t enough, Trump expressed his admiration for South Korea’s prowess in golf, with special mention, unsurprisingly, going to the performance of Korean golfers at this year’s US Women’s Open at Trump National Golf Club.
While the prospects of Trump getting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to change course may be slim, they’re slimmer still if Washington and Seoul can’t at least present a united front.
The Pentagon chief's remarks came as he headed for a security summit in Hawaii, where concerns about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, China's continued military expansion in the South China Sea, and the return of Islamic State group jihadists to the region were high on the agenda.
"As it has been for decades, our alliance with the Philippines is ironclad," Carter said, addressing troops aboard the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, docked in San Diego.
Carter is set to meet his Philippine counterpart, Delfin Lorenzana, in Hawaii on Friday, where the Pentagon chief is hosting an "informal" meeting for defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Previous summits have tended to focus on China and its growing reach across the South China Sea.
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The challenge of North Korea remains as great as ever, but Trump can at least be confident that US-South Korea relations remain in good shape for now.