The trump administration appears to be ratcheting up the military option. http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/01/politics/north-korea-military-options-trump/index.html Considering the trump administrations stunning incompetence and ever rising scandals, it is not unthinkable he would start (or restart) a war to try to divert attention. None the less North Korea is it own animal, or demonic entity. Every new US president North Korea ratchets up tensions to try to get agreement, but now its nuclear capabilities are closer then ever to actually striking the USA, would they? Well assuming we do not conform to blackmailing demands for recognition as the true Korea, as a legitimate state, peace treaty and removal of sanctions, removal of troops protecting south korea, etc, then yes maybe they would. I read the book "the cleanest race", that covers North Korean propaganda both internal and external to derive what their world view and goals are and it is not pretty. North Korea wants legitimacy as the worlds greatest country rule by the atheist equivalent of a god, a perfect child like race of people without sin when outside influence is removed by the grace of the one true leader. https://www.amazon.com/Cleanest-Race-Koreans-Themselves-Matters/dp/1935554344 Crazy, sure, but are they so crazy they can't be reasoned with? Will a peace treaty satiate their crazy, maybe - maybe not, which is why ever US president did not do such a thing. If we agree to peace with them they are likely only to extend their demands to take over South Korea for their state ideologue is predicated on unification and with the lack of unification being their grand scapegoat for all problems. Worse agreement with North Korea would likely have to require it remains a nuclear power, which would finally prove once and for all that nukes are the means to respect, hear that Iran. Lets assume Trump does a limited strike to degrade their nuclear weapons capabilities, similar to his strike on Syria when he briefly got a case of the "think of the babies!", the strike would likely not do much damage, other then to North Korean pride, which they need in order to maintain their legitimacy, they likely would NEED to do some kind of reprisal attack, and only if we are lucky few would die. Now trump has supposedly stated by way Lindsey Graham, that if there are a few thousands death as long as they are over there, he can live with that. https://www.vox.com/world/2017/8/1/16075198/trump-lindsey-graham-north-korea-war The death toll could likely be in hundreds of thousands, oh we would win in the end, but now control a horrifically impoverished state, one of the most populated cities on earth, Seoul would be ruined by artillery, the cost economically would likely exceed the Iraq war, and likely much faster too. Yes making peace with North Korea would mean a legitimate nuclear power out of an insane state, would likely lead to nuclear arms of south korea, japan, as well as Iran and Saudi Arabia, and who knows who else, could lead to even greater death toll in years to come. My guess is trump will arrange a deal, push the issue down like line to the next president, like all the rest have, yet because trump is an incompetent pig boar, perhaps the Korean war will start up again.