Like all the other despot regimes in the world, North Korea is learning that Donald Trump is not Barack Obama. Under Obama, all a rogue nation had to fear was some “mean talk” and maybe a few sanctions that would only hurt the common citizen, but with Trump, things are different.
Unlike his predecessor, Donald Trump is not going to let North Korea become the nuclear bully of world. Unfortunately, things could get ugly before they get better.
This week North Korea vowed to keep conducting more missile tests on a weekly basis, and the country’s foreign minister Han Song-Ryol said that a “nuclear war could break out at any moment on the Korean peninsula.” This comes on the heels of a failed missile launch that many believe was hacked by the United States.
Thought Kim is definitely an unhinged dictator, the US is taking his threats very seriously. At question is just how much nuclear ability the North Koreans already possess. Some say it’s not much, but would still be enough to wreak havoc on neighbors South Korea and Japan. Others fear they could reach Hawaii or other American bases in the region with some sort of nuclear launch, but the consensus seems to be that they’re still a couple of years away from having that capability.
Still, the Trump administration is not sticking its head in the sand and hoping that things don’t get worse.
During a visit the the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea today, Mike Pence warned the North Koreans not to test the resolve of the United States. He continued, “We will defeat any attack and we will meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective response,” and added that all options are on the table.
Reports today further revealed that the US is sending two more aircraft carriers to the region to join the Carl Vinson which is due in within the next week.
Unlike, Obama, Trump is not content to sit back and watch our enemies embolden themselves. He means business!
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