Should the U.S. take a hard line with North Korea? | The Tylt
In an unprecedented move, all 100 senators were invited to the White House to discuss the volatile and escalating situation with North Korea's military regime. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said diplomacy has "failed" in the region and all options are "on the table," which some worry could lead to a nuclear confrontation. Others say containment has not worked, and North Korea must be dealt with before it constructs even more weapons of mass instruction. What do you think?🇺🇸 ⚠️ 🇰🇵
Should the U.S. take a hard line with North Korea?
North Korea's acceleration of its nuclear program has many worried that the time for negotiation is over.
"[North Korea] is aiming for something much bigger: a hydrogen bomb, with a destructive force up to 1,000 times greater than ordinary nuclear weapons."
After 8 yrs of Obama not talking about threat of North Korea, It's important the president has his military advisors lay out what they know.— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) April 26, 2017
Senior Trump admin official says senators are being briefed on "new level of threat from North Korea,” a “brutal” and “capable” regime.— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) April 26, 2017
But guess who wants a nuclear war? Almost no one. We've contained North Korea's threats in the past with smart diplomacy.
While senior defense analyst Bruce Bennett told CNN this "is a dangerous situation that could get out of hand," he acknowledged that "even if a strategic miscalculation happened tomorrow, many experts believe war isn't imminent."
And many simply don't trust President Trump or Secretary Tillerson on their claim that negotiation is over. They say now is the time for diplomacy, not Twitter threats.