Diplomatic Solution With North Korea Preferable

Aug 11, 2017

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that a diplomatic solution with North Korea is something that the United States wants. “However, right now … you can see the American effort is diplomatically-led, it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results, and I want to stay right there, right now,” he said.” He considered the unanimous vote to sanction North Korea was a positive step forward. He said that the American focus is on a diplomatic solution but that he is responsible for having military options. War with North Korea would be “catastrophic,” said Mattis. The North Korean military announced that it would have a plan developed to attack Guam by mid-August. In a press conference, President Trump said that maybe his “fire and fury” comment was not “tough enough.”