Rules of dating korea
A preventive strike to eliminate North Korea’s weapons wouldn’t wholly succeed since many are buried deep underground in secret locations. Thus Trump’s pledge last month, made from his New Jersey golf club, to rain “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea if it made “any more threats to the United States” set impossible red lines. Mattis, on the other hand, laid down much more cogent markers. Policy requires a political decision by the president in consultation with civilian and military advisers — and with our key Asian allies, South Korea and Japan. Meantime, on the diplomatic front, there is a stunning vacuum.
Over the past decade she has made multiple trips to Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Israel and the West Bank and also written from Syria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea and China.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (left), accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen.
Joseph Dunford, speaks to members of the media about North Korea from outside the West Wing of the White House on Sunday.
So while Mattis’ appearance on the White House lawn gave an inkling of what a presidential presence might look like, it also reminded us of how topsy-turvy foreign policy has become in the Trump presidency — and how the nuclear standoff with North Korea could escalate.
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