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The days of ‘strategic patience’ and appeasement are over.
President Donald Trump issued his strongest warning to date to North Korea on Tuesday, after reports surfaced that North Korea had developed a nuclear weapon small enough to fit on a missile. North Korea has already test fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” President Trump declared in blunt language that contained none of the usual diplomatic mumbo jumbo. “They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
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While President Trump hailed the unanimous passage last Saturday of the toughest United Nations Security Council sanctions resolution to date against North Korea, he evidently is running out of patience with North Korea’s intransigence.
Defense Secretary James Mattis issued his own statement on Wednesday, urging the North Korean regime to stand down or face the consequences. “The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people,” Secretary Mattis’s statement read. “While our State Department is making every effort to resolve this global threat through diplomatic means, it must be noted that the combined allied militaries now possess the most precise, rehearsed and robust defensive and offensive capabilities on Earth.”
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North Korea’s leadership does not appear to be getting President Trump’s message. It responded by threatening to attack U.S. personnel and facilities in Guam.
All of this has led to calls by some to de-escalate the rhetoric and negotiate with the North Korean regime. Those sentiments are not only coming from China and Russia. They are coming from the U.S. Congress.
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“Isolating the North Koreans has not halted their pursuit of nuclear weapons.” Democrat California Senator Dianne...
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