Wednesday on The Chad Hasty Show, Director of Defense Studies at the Center for the National Interest, Harry Kazianis joined Chad to discuss the president's State of the Union address last night.

During the speech, President Trump told the story of a defector who escaped from North Korea on crutches after surviving torture and the loss of limbs. Hasty asked Kazianis how the emotional moment of his introduction by Trump, and the defector's raising of his crutches in victory and defiance, affected him. Kazianis said,

Honestly I was blown was very very powerful...In terms of Trump's delivery it was very Reaganesque. I thought it was an amazing moment, and I think really shows that the Trump administration is going to take a little bit different tack now with North Korea. They're going to emphasize the human rights component to this problem...North Korea has almost two hundred thousand people and the only political gulag that [is] in existence on this planet today.

Listen to the entire interview with Harry Kazianis in the video above.

More information about Harry Kazianis is available at the Center for the National Interest website.

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