The situation in North Korea is changing rapidly, and the tensions are at levels never previously experience by the United States.
Their despotic leader, Kim Jong Un, has repeatedly threatened the United States and her allies, all while conducting illegal nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The growing fears of an unhinged and preemptive attack by the reclusive nation have been substantiated by the military actions of the world’s greatest armies. Both the United States and Japan have sent warships to the region, while Russian and Chinese spy ships are tailing them. China has amassed 150,000 troops on their border with the hermit kingdom, and Russia has moved military armaments into place hear their minuscule adjacency as well.
Now, President Donald Trump is readying himself for the possibility of necessary action against Kim and his government, and he’d like to bring the entire Senate up to speed on the latest details.
“Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea, senior Senate aides said on Monday.
“All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the aides said.
“While top administration officials routinely travel to Capitol Hill to address members of Congress on foreign policy and national security matters, it is unusual for the entire 100-member Senate to go to such an event at the White House, and for those four top officials to be involved.”
The House of Representatives will receive a similar briefing as well, but no date, time, or venue details are available yet for that event.
This unprecedented move by Trump, in bringing members of Congress into the White House for a very peculiar briefing on a very particular subject, has many believing that the President is leaning toward taking action preemptively against Kim Jong Un. Given the growing concern into the dictator’s haste and mental fitness, along with the possibility that Kim has nuclear weapons, time is of the essence in regard to North Korea.