Major, Major Conflict Possible
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Tensions continue to grow to alarming heights between the United States and North Korea. Given the 15-year long war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the last thing Americans want or need is another war. However, it may be unavoidable if a nuclear attack is to be prevented.
President Trump warned on Thursday, that a “major, major conflict” is not out of the realm of possibility.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday.
The president confirmed that he would much prefer to resolve the problem “diplomatically,” using economic sanctions rather than military force. However, North Korea dictator, Kim Jong-Un, has remained defiant and he shows no signs of backing down. Kim Jong recently sent want some are calling a “nuclear holocaust” letter, asking several Southeast Asian countries for support and urging them to denounce what he called…
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In the interview, President Trump acknowledged North Korea as his “biggest global challenge,” and praised Chinese president, Xi Jinping, for his efforts to help resolve the situation.
“I believe he is trying very hard. He certainly doesn’t want to see turmoil and death. He doesn’t want to see it. He is a good man. He is a very good man and I got to know him very well.”
In a show of force, President Trump has deployed an Air Force carrier group and nuclear-powered submarine to the Korean peninsula. On Wednesday, his national security advisers briefed 100 senators on the gravity of the situation and the head of U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris, testified before Congress.
On Wednesday, his national security advisers briefed 100 senators on the gravity of the situation and the head of U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris, testified before Congress.
Both Hawaii and Japan remain on heightened alert. Recently, both updated their disaster preparedness plans to reflect the possibility of a North Korea missile strike. We can only pray they never have to use them.