North Korea has long been antagonizing the United States, with a massive escalation in their egregiousness once Donald Trump took office.
Now, as the rogue regime continues to push forward with intercontinental ballistic missile testing and their illegal nuclear weapons program, there is a serious concern growing among the global community about exactly what their maniacal dictator is capable of.
Of these worries, the proximity of North Korea to U.S. allies in Japan and South Korea has been of the utmost priority. The latest missile test overseen by Kim Jong Un ended in a splashdown finale within Japan’s exclusive economic zone, a distinct violation of international law, and came within 70 miles of a commercial airliner. The recklessness of this test has only served to prioritize the U.S. response to the hermit kingdom’s brazen defiance, and it has many Americans ready and willing to commit U.S. troops to the cause.
“A large majority of Americans consider North Korea’s nuclear weapons program a critical threat toward the United States, according to a new poll.
“However, they remain divided on which policy would best contain that threat – and for the first time in almost 30 years, a majority of Americans were found to support military action if North Korea attacked South Korea.
“And notably, while many analysts now suggest that convincing North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons may be impossible, few Americans think that should be an option. Only 21 percent say they would support an agreement that saw North Korea halt its nuclear program but not give up its existing weapons (17 percent of Republicans and 26 percent of Democrats).
“Even fewer – 11 percent – say they’d be willing to accept a deal that would allow North Korea more nuclear weapons.”
President Trump may have the support of the American people, but the Commander in Chief will likely still need to tread lightly when it comes to deposing the diminutive despot.
Complicating the situation in North Korea is the tiny nation’s alliance with Asian superpower China, who has made futile efforts to wrangle North Korea in recent months. Furthermore, Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to oppose any force by the U.S. against the DPRK, citing Kim Jong Un’s sovereignty as his reasoning.