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Why this historic day in Korea matters: War less likely

Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in embrace
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace after signing declaration for peace. Photo: Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images

CFR President Richard Haass, who just months ago had seen a 50/50 chance of U.S. war with North Korea, says Friday's historic summit between North and South Korean leaders means that chance has "clearly come way down."

Be smart: Only months ago, West Wing aides told us that war with North Korea was even more likely than it looked publicly.