Trump Turns Tables on North Korea

Scene from the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Scene from the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Earlier this week news came out that the United Kingdom, a key US ally and NATO member, has been drawing up military plans for a potential armed conflict with North Korea.

North Korea has fired 22 missiles, including two across Japan, during 15 tests since February this year, drawing a sharp reaction from the U.S. and its allies.

"I think perhaps I feel stronger and tougher on that subject than other people, but I listen to everybody", the President said.

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North Korea is famous for its outlandish threats of waging war and using nuclear weapons against the United States and its allies. "That's a world problem, and it's a problem that has to be solved".

"What I suggest is that the USA consistently sends out a message to North Korea that 'what we want is not a regime change or a preventive war, but a policy change toward your denuclearization, '" Yoon said.

Later at night, Trump told Fox News that the world has reached a situation on North Korea where something has to be done. Robert Gates, who served as Secretary of Defense for almost five years during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, said on October 9 that "at a number of different points I have to confess in reading the President's tweets that I wish Twitter had never been invented", the daily The Australian reported on October 10. Something has to be done. Trump's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, later said that the president was telegraphing with the statement that "military options are on the table".

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DPRK is the acronym of North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. You can see what a democracy and a market economy does, and you can contrast that with Vietnam, who we were at war with, with the Vietnam War.

"They are a communist state, but they are our 16th largest trading partners", Yoho said.

Even though tensions remain high over Pyongyang's development of nuclear weapons, Seoul remains committed to dialogue with the North. Over the weekend, Kim said having nuclear weapons was a "powerful deterrent firmly safeguarding the peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia" against "protracted nuclear threats of the US imperialists".

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Donald Trump says his attitude is "the one that matters" when it comes to resolving the impasse over North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

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