North Korea is Big Concern for SECDEF Mattis

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…….


Mattis: North Korea’s ‘reckless’ behavior must be stopped | TheHill


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