Last week, President Trump sent his North Korean counterpart a Dear Jong letter, but as of today, it looks like the June 12th summit in Singapore could be back on. Meanwhile, North Korea’s former intelligence chief General Kim Yong-chol is on the way to the US for pre-summit talks (among other things, he’s the man believed to be behind the Sony hacks). “It would be the first time a North Korean leader has met a sitting US president.”

+ In Time, Alex Gladstein tries to imagine what’s going through the minds of North Korean defectors watching South Korea and others “as they try to make amends with a tyrant whose atrocities were compared by a United Nations inquiry to those committed by Nazi Germany in World War II.” Denuclearization is a worthy goal, but the elevation of Kim Jong Un could be a tragedy for the North Korean people.