Several lawmakers have raised concerns that Trump's team might similarly sideline the interests of South Korea and Japan, or give Kim a pass on North Korea's other aggressive actions at home and overseas.
A recent study from Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, however, suggests that a complete denuclearization would require 10 years or more to achieve.
Speaking to reporters after his meeting with North Korea's Kim Yong-chol, Trump said that he believes that North Korea is open to denuclearizing quickly.
But last Thursday, Mr Trump sensationally cancelled the historic meeting, citing North Korea's "tremendous anger and open hostility" and apparently dashing any hope of a truce between the United States and South Korea.
But, if confirmed, the moves raise two contrasting scenarios: part of an ongoing reorganization in military leadership by Kim, or possibly a far-reaching intervention to bring in younger military overseers to replace older ranks possibly at odds with his outreach to the United States and its ally South Korea.
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But after meeting a senior North Korean official in Washington last week, he said he did not want to use the term anymore, because the two sides were "getting along".
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The sum would be negotiated if North Korea accepted the offer, he said.
"To have a summit with a US President is something that many countries aspire to".
In May, Bolton was criticized in the U.S. and North Korea after suggesting that if the Trump administration were to make concessions, it would be "looking at the Libya model of 2003, 2004" as part of its negotiations about North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs.
"It looks like they needed someone who can have a firm grip on the military and dynamically push ahead with the new policies amid changes in US-North Korea relations", he added. "Discussions have been very positive, and significant progress has been made", Sanders said.
And, according to Davenport, it may also be unrealistic - and unnecessary - to demand that North Korea give up all its ballistic missiles.
But she said there has been no change in what Trump has described as a "maximum pressure" campaign on the North Korean regime.