According to Defense Secretary James Mattis, the Pentagon already has a military solution in place with regard to addressing the North Korea threat. The growing (at least perceived) threat emanating from the rogue Pyongyang regime will be dealt swiftly via a military solution (unspecified) dixit Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday, after working with Pentagon’s best military strategists presumably.
Even if ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis kept the so-called military solution pretty hush hush, as in he did not disclose to reporters what Kim Jong Un’s rogue regime will have to deal with(a well known conservative radio talk show host speculates about a neutron-bomb attack), he did say that a military option will be multilateral, as in it will involve some of the regional (military) powers in the Pacific area, which means at least South Korea and Japan. The military option will presumably aim at annihilating North Korea’s efforts to develop an ICBM arsenal and to become a nuclear power.
James Mattis told reporters as he was going to attend a meeting with tech-sector leaders in Seattle and California:
“Do I have military options? Of course, I do. That’s my responsibility, to have those. And we work very closely with allies to ensure that this is not unilateral either … and of course there’s a military solution. We want to use diplomacy. That’s where we’ve been, that’s where we are right now. and that’s where we hope to remain. But at the same time, our defenses are robust”
Just as a quick reminder:
1994: Bill Clinton
North Korea and the U.S. sign an agreement for North Korea to stop and eventually dismantle its nuclear weapons program. In return, North Korea will get aid to build two power-producing nuclear reactors.
2012: Barack Obama
In return for food aid from the United States, North Korea has agreed to stop nuclear activity at its main facility in Yongbyon, both countries said Wednesday.
North Korea has also agreed to a moratorium on long-range missile launches.
“Today’s announcement represents a modest first step in the right direction,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. “We, of course, will be watching closely and judging North Korea’s new leaders by their actions.”
Liberal appeasement has never worked. Ever.