Moon, who calls his predecessors' hard-line policies a total failure, has said he would employ both dialogue and pressure to resolve the North Korea
standoff. After the North fired an ICBM on July 4, Moon quickly condemned the launch as a "reckless" military provocation. But he has still not backed off from his outreach to North Korea
, arguing during a recent speech that both Koreas must stop hostile activities along the Demilitarized Zone that bisects the Korean Peninsula and resume family reunions.