Does The US Have A Strategic Plan Against North Korea's Threats?


North Korea had dismissed Trump's warnings earlier this week as "a load of nonsense" and "bereft of reason" and claimed earlier on Thursday that it would continue with a test in mid-August that would see four missiles land just miles off the coast of the U.S. island territory of Guam.

Earlier in the day, Tillerson, returning from a trip to Asia, said he saw no reason to believe that war was imminent despite the heated exchange of warnings between Trump and Pyongyang.

A reporter asked what he can tell Americans who are "on edge" about the heightened rhetoric between the US and North Korea.

CHANG: You issued a statement after Trump's words, that it was inflammatory language he used.

"It's too much grandeur, bluster", said Richard Ridenhour, an Army veteran who served three tours in Iraq. Using the initials for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, he added: "The DPRK regime's actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates".

Rubio's defense of the President's comments is at odds with the opinions of some of his colleagues in the Senate - including Republicans - who criticized Trump for the harsh rhetoric.

Asserting that United States would not be initiating the disarmament rump said,"Until such a time as they do, we will be the most powerful nuclear nation on Earth by far". I think now they're questioning whether we, in fact, have a game plan or not, or whether this is just going to be threats and words, rather than a strategic plan to get all parties, together, changing the calculation of North Korea that it's important for them to negotiate with us.

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The prefectures sit in a line between North Korea and Guam. "I think that's why the rhetoric coming out of Pyongyang is beginning to become louder and more threatening". "Nuclear war was always the scariest thing when I was growing up and it's even scarier now, because now you've got radicals with nuclear weapons". He said attempts by former Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have all been ineffective.

As for the president, Trump has ducked in and out of the Korea crisis, taking occasional meetings between vacation rounds of golf at his resort in Bedminster, N.J. He has seemed mostly content to allow others, especially Tillerson and Mattis, to manage the situation.

Trump ordered a new review of the USA nuclear posture, in an executive order in January. You'll see. To talk about the USA options in North Korea, we're joined now by Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin of NY.

"That phone call (with Xi) will take place tonight", Trump told reporters in New Jersey after talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley.

Bannon's allies in the alt-right media and activist groups have been waging a ferocious public attack against McMaster, characterizing him as soft on issues like Iran, Israel, and terrorism and promoting a hashtag #FireMcMaster.

Trump responded. "Nobody loves a peaceful solution better than President Trump, that I can tell you".