The failed test launch of new ballistic missiles over the weekend by North Korea appears to have released a little steam from international tensions leading up to the ‘Day of the Sun’ celebration.
But, judging from comments made by National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, military action against N. Korea may be inevitable.
King Jong-Un has made clear his commitment to produce nuclear weapons and to distribute them to allies around the world.
And that eventuality is an unacceptable condition both for the region and the world.
According to McMaster, the Trump administration will take whatever action is necessary to prevent it from materializing.
And that will probably mean war, sooner or later.
Here’s more from Redstate…
National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster was on This Week with Martha Raddatz and the major topic of discussion was North Korea.
Were I going to point out clear takeaway messages from this interview, this is what I’d key on:
1. The direct linkage of the attack on Syria to North Korea is clearly meant to send a message to Pyongyang.
2. North Korea has the Trump administration’s full and undivided attention.
3. McMaster is not convinced that China is the silver bullet to solve the North Korean problem but he seems convinced that China will do some things to limit North Korea’s behavior.
4. There seems to be a feeling that the North Korean nuclear program must be stopped that goes far beyond mere rhetoric.
On the whole, I think McMaster did an exceptional job of sticking to his talking points and not making any news he did not intend to make.