The Communist dictatorship of North Korea has devolved into a rogue nation. The nuclear saber rattling by its dictator, Kim Jong-un, has unsettled the whole region. Japan, a peaceful nation by its very constitution, is now considering the need to have first-strike ability. The Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, has moved toward a hard line approach to all this bad behavior.
As Written By Ellen Mitchell for The Hill:
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday called North Korea’s recent behavior “reckless” and hinted at U.S. actions to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear program.
Mattis joined a growing chorus of Trump administration officials taking a hard line against North Korea.
“Right now, [North Korea] appears to be going in a very reckless manner in what its conduct is portraying for the future, and that’s got to be stopped,” Mattis said at a press conference in London.
Speaking alongside British Defense Minister Michael Fallon, Mattis raised the topic in response to a reporter’s question about Iran, which Mattis in 2012 called one of the gravest threats facing the U.S.
At the time when I spoke about Iran, I was the commander of the U.S. Central Command and that was the primary exporter of terrorism … the primary state sponsor of terrorism and it continues that kind of behavior today, but in the larger scheme of…….
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