Donald Trump and North Korea - Decisions in the Making
United States(US) President Donald Trump continues to talk tough on North Korea. Barring his acceptance of any rational arguments not to go to war, Trump could find himself declaring war on the Korean peninsula only to save face amid tough rhetoric against the reclusive, repressive and unpredictable Pyongyang regime.
"North Korea's a big world problem, and it's a problem we have to finally solve. People put blindfolds on for decades and now it's time to solve the problem," CNN cited Trump as stating to ambassadors of nations that make up the United Nations(UN) Security Council.
Moreover, as the USS Michigan, a nuclear-powered guided-missile submarine, emerges in the waters off South Korea, in a show of force to North Korea, the BBC-News reports that the entire US Senate has been invited to a briefing on North Korea, tomorrow, Wednesday, at the White House.
Also, as the US and South Korean navies hold joint exercises off the western coast of the Korean peninsula, on the Yellow Sea, Pyongyang, earlier today, held a "large-scale artillery drill" in eastern North Korea, marking the 85th anniversary of the founding of North Korea's army, celebrating armed forces day in the isolated country.
Yet, amid threats from North Korea that it would sink the US Aircraft carrier, Carl Vinson and would launch strikes against the US; then with the arrival of more US military assets around the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump has indicated that he could act against North Korea alone. This week could reveal a final decision on Trump's plan for North Korea.