Florida Delegation Reacts as Tensions Escalate with North Korea
Aug 12 2017 by Desiree Burns
Gorka then used an anecdote involving a Holocaust survivor to suggest North Korea's threats against the United States was somehow similar to that posed against Jews by the Nazis in the Second World War.
"We respectfully but firmly urge you to do everything in your power to ensure that President Trump and other administration officials understand the importance of speaking and acting with the utmost caution and restraint on this delicate issue", the letter said.
Many noted that the wording echoed Harry Truman's warning at the time of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
Trump, appearing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, upended the long-standing US commitment to a "two-state" solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"The people of our country are safe, our allies are safe", Trump said.
While Washington's next steps are not clear, it looks increasingly likely that the two-decade United States policy of "strategic patience" towards Pyongyang may now be over. Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was put on walk-back patrol the next day.
The newly public report from US intelligence agencies seemed to spur Trump, but Tillerson called for full steam ahead on his policy of "peaceful pressure", after a series of meetings at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila, the Philippines.
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The cleanup patrol has a domestic operation, too.
And that's a striking message from another member of the White House team. "That's the story now, not what might happen in September".
But the president has voiced increasing frustration recently, saying that China has done little with regard to North Korea, despite the fact that Beijing "could easily solve this problem".
The cleanup patrol has a broad membership.
USA officials say they will be going ahead with long-scheduled military exercises with South Korea. "Fight tonight" has long been the motto of USA forces in South Korea to show they're always ready for combat on the Korean Peninsula.
Trump has long vowed to pressure China to rein in North Korea, particularly its rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs. Cohn explained that Trump's "dad is from Germany". After taking office, he jettisoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership and told South Korean officials that it would be "appropriate if they pay" for a $1 billion US missile defense system.
And Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, as part of an extended cleanup tour in the region, announced: "Our commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea and Japan, to include the employment of our most advanced capabilities, is ironclad". And should be paid attention to.