Although Trump's rhetoric is too bellicose for our tastes, we recognize that a more moderate approach, which largely defines America's reaction to North Korea's repeated provocations over the past decade, has failed to persuade Pyongyang to reconsider its program to assemble a nuclear arsenal that can potentially hit targets in this country.
Swalwell said he's getting many questions from his constituents over the growing tensions between the United States and North Korea following the news that leader Kim Jong Un's regime had developed miniaturized nuclear weapons that can fit atop an intercontinental ballistic missile, and after Kim threatened missile strikes on Guam, a US territory.
In a passionate tone, the North Korean declared, "I will become the nuclear warhead of ICBM to smash down the USA mainland, the nest of evils".
Located right next to Guam is the Northern Mariana Islands.
President Donald Trump said Thursday he was "very close" to revealing his keenly awaited decision on the number of U.S. troops he plans to keep in Afghanistan.
After a week of "fire and fury" threats from President Donald Trump, he emerged from a national security meeting stressing his hope that the North Korean crisis would be resolved peacefully. "We never do. I don't talk about it". Thank you very much for joining us.
TL: Having served in the military, it's very clear to me that military force should always be the last resort and you've got to exhaust all other options.
Trump afirma que no descarta una "intervención militar" en Venezuela
Y Venezuela no queda muy lejos. "Tenemos muchas opciones para Venezuela , incluida una posible opción militar si es necesario", dijo Trump .
Most missile tests are off limits to missile defenses, because they don't go through forbidden areas; a shot just off a major US base would be fair game, though. And he also wouldn't rule out a preemptive strike on North Korea.
CARDIN: Well, I think the global community looks to the United States for leadership - that we have a game plan in order to prevent a conflict with North Korea that could involve nuclear weapons.
When asked whether Trump's "fire and fury" comments on Tuesday were inflaming the situation, the UK Ambassador to the UN Matthew Rycroft supported Trump's remarks.
Trump responded. "Nobody loves a peaceful solution better than President Trump, that I can tell you". Trump took the opportunity to bash former U.S. presidents who presided over a slowly nuclearizing North Korea and failed to bring the program to a halt.
And it's really only - it's been less than a week since the U.N. Security Council took their actions where - these were massive sanctions. They've been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years.
North Korea's nuclear weapons development has been a focus for the past four presidents, and particularly in the 11 years since its first weapons test. If he starts a war with North Korea without congressional approval, that would be grounds for impeachment. For more detail on what he said, we're joined by Geoff Bennett.