President Donald Trump has announced that the United States has been trying to talk to and use diplomatic processes with North Korea for more than 25 years and it has not helped. Trump is tired of talking and seems to be taking a wait and see attitude to see what North Kore will do next.
Gen. James Mattis (Ret.), Defense Secretary commented how the United Nations has voted twice in impose strong sanctions against North Korea, but they have not helped. UN Ambassador to the United Nations, Niki Haley has criticized the UN for not imposing the strongest sanctions possible.
Mattis is now saying that the US military must be ready at all times for whatever military option is needed to deal with North Korea in case the rogue nation takes any action against the US, our territories or allies.
The U.S. Army has “got to be ready” to confront the North Korean threat if diplomatic efforts are unable to resolve the U.S. dispute with Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday.
Addressing the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting, Mattis said: “What does the future hold? Neither you nor I can say. So, there’s one thing the U.S. Army can do…. You have got to be ready to ensure we have military options that our president can employ if needed.”
Mattis stressed that the Trump administration’s current approach to North Korea is a “diplomatically led, economic sanction-buttressed effort” but expressed skepticism that the strategy will work…
If White House Chief of Staff, Gen. Jim Kelly could just keep Trump from any further tweeting on North Korea or Kim Jong-un, perhaps some of the tensions between the US and North Korea will ease off. The US has said enough and has already let Kim know what will happen if he does anything stupid, so the best option is to just ignore Kim and allow him to fade away or provoke us into war, for which the military should be on constant readiness.