In a stunning foreign policy victory, today President Trump announced three Americans being held captive in North Korea were being released. The Americans are being freed following high-level talks with newly minted secretary of state, Mike Pompeo.

While this is good news for America, it’s less great for the credibility of many experts who confidently predicted Trump was making war with North Korea inevitable.

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Last year when Trump began ramping up his rhetoric against the rogue regime, many in the media said the ratcheting up of tension would likely spill over into military conflict.

“We’re actually closer, in my view, to a nuclear war with North Korea and in that region than we have ever been,” said Admiral Mike Mullen, a visiting professor at the Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. “And I just don’t see how — I don’t see the opportunities to solve this diplomatically at this particular point.”

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough all but assured war with North Korea is coming.

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