President Trump is making it clear that he will not be trifled with by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
As reported by The Christian Post, Trump has pointedly told U.S. military forces to be prepared to shoot down missiles launched by North Korea that are aimed at Hawaii, Guam, or the continental U.S.
Kim’s ongoing threats, as well as NK’s insistence on continuing ballistic missile tests, has prompted Trump to make certain America’s military is fully prepared to engage North Korea.
A source close to the president said that Kim has succeeding in “provoking” Trump. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Trump said that while “it would be great if something else could be worked out,” referring to the prospect of the U.S. taking military action against North Korea, “it will be a very sad day for North Korea” if, in fact, America is compelled to strike.
For her part, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said recently that North Korea is “begging for war” by virtue of its recent behavior and rhetoric, noting that “only the strongest sanctions will enable us to resolve this problem through diplomacy.”
Another source has suggested that Trump’s orders to shoot down NK missiles apply, as well, to any missiles Pyongyang launches at Japan or South Korea.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large