In the past few weeks, a disturbing trend is emanating from North Korea in which the despotic regime continues to antagonize the West and their allies.
Multiple illegal ballistic missile tests, combined with an outright threat of a nuclear launch coinciding with Donald Trump’s inauguration, has Kim Jong Un and his leadership poised for conflict against the United States, Japan, South Korea, and their allies. As the showdown looms there are several options that President Trump could employ to attempt to diffuse the situation.
First, there’s diplomacy; a tactic that Trump is continuing to push in regard to Russia, much to the dismay of liberals who wish to see Trump’s connection to the Asian superpower dissolve into some bizarre conspiracy.
Then, as suggested in an article over at Conservative Tribune, there’s the possibility of Trump heading down the intimidation route.
“President Donald Trump could be sending B-52 nuclear bombers to the Korean peninsula as an arms race with Kim Jong Un’s North Korea intensifies, news outlets were reporting Thursday.
“The news came just days after Pyongyang launched four ballistic missiles 600 miles into the Sea of Japan, just at the beginning of annual military exercises involving American and South Korea naval, land and air forces known as Foal Eagle.
“According to the Korea Times, a U.S. military official said the B-52 and B-1B strategic bombers at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam may coordinate with the South Korean forces as part of the Foal Eagle exercises.”
This news comes after Donald Trump has taken a hard stance against both Iran and North Korea, as the two nations have both been quite busy making trouble on the world stage. Unlike Iran, however, North Korea has seemingly nothing to lose, and their loose cannon of a leader is far less predictable.