On Friday, North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with a range of 6,500 miles. If true, the claim means that North Korea is now in possession of ICBM’s capable of hitting American cities such as Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, and New York. This news is the most recent of events in a string of hostile behavior demonstrated by North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un. Bloomberg News reported, “After the Pentagon and South Korea’s presidential office assessed that the missile was another ICBM, the U.S. said its top general called his South Korean counterpart to discuss “military response options.” The missile traveled about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles), according to Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman”.
Now, there are reports being leaked from the White House that President Trump is getting ready to carry out a military strike against North Korea in an effort to stop the rogue nation from further arming their arsenal and presenting a threat to the rest of the world. The proposed military strike would target a specific nuclear weapons facility deep in the mountains of North Korea.
Over the last several months, American forces have been performing various military drills in the region to include live fire exercises with B1 bombers, and President Trump has made it very clear he intends on stopping North Korea by any means necessary. If the information contained in this reported leak is true, it could prompt North Korea to take evasive action to protect their missile sites as well as carry out further hostile actions. However, there is also the possibility that this information was leaked from the White House on purpose to send a clear message to North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un, that the United States is ready, willing, and able to turn North Korea into a parking lot if it comes to that. Understanding the kind of President Donald Trump is, it is very unlikely that this is a bluff on his part. President Trump in various speeches and interviews has stated his patience is nil with North Korea, and he will do what is necessary to protect America and American interests around the globe.
Russia and China, the two countries who have significant influence over North Korea suggested that North Korea establish a moratorium with testing missiles and their nuclear capability, and that the United States and South Korea also cease any further military action or testing of their own. The request, which seems to have fallen on deaf ears, demonstrates the lack of initiative Russia and China have taken when it comes to stopping North Korea. President Trump has been very vocal about his displeasure with both countries and their lack of support on stopping North Korea effectively.
These recent developments are also a major cause of concern regarding the fallout if the United States and its allies carry out a meaningful military strike against North Korea. If such a strike were to occur, it would likely mean that the United States and its allies would be engaged in an all-out war with North Korea. This is a legitimate concern for many in Washington D.C. and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley has called for an urgent U.N. Security Council meeting regarding North Korea’s missile testing and hostile actions in the region.
The situation presently seems to be at a standstill with the United States and the Trump Administration exhausting all diplomatic options first, and North Korea remaining insubordinate with their claims that they need ICBMs because of their response to American hostilities in the region. At the beginning of July, North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un even taunted the United States and said the missile testing was a “Fourth of July Gift.”
There is no doubt that the current capabilities which North Korea has been due in part because of the 8 years of weak leadership demonstrated by the Obama Administration. President Trump is now attempting to correct that perception and make it abundantly clear that a nuclear-capable North Korea will not be tolerated under any circumstances. The White House has yet to comment on these developments confirming whether or not the information contained in this most recent leak is true.
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