It looks like President Trump is positioning our military ever closer to acting against North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un should he go any further off the rails, something that’s almost impossible to imagine.
It’s also equally impossible to imagine Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton considering such actions, but it looks like President Trump intends to take his role as commander-in-chief a bit more seriously.
U.S. special operations forces are set to conduct operations against North Korean nuclear, missile, and other weapons of mass destruction sites in any future conflict, the commander of Special Operations Command told Congress Tuesday.
Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas stated in testimony to a House subcommittee that Army, Navy, and Air Force commandos are based both permanently and in rotations on the Korean peninsula in case conflict breaks out.
“We are looking comprehensively at our force structure and capabilities on the peninsula and across the region to maximize our support to U.S. [Pacific Command] and [U.S. Forces Korea]. This is my warfighting priority for planning and support.”
Disclosure of the commander’s comments comes as tensions remain high on the peninsula. President Trump has vowed to deal harshly with North Korea should another underground nuclear test be carried out. Test preparations have been identified in recent weeks, U.S. officials have said.
Trump said on Sunday that China appears to be pressuring North Korea but that he would be upset if North Korea carries out another nuclear test.
“If he does a nuclear test, I will not be happy,” he said on CBS Face the Nation. Asked if his unhappiness would translate into a U.S. military response, Trump said: “I don’t know. I mean, we’ll see.”
Special forces troops would be responsible for locating and destroying North Korean nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems, such as mobile missiles. They also would seek to prevent the movement of the weapons out of the country during a conflict.
Not that I’m all about being in a rush to send American heroes into harms way, but quite frankly it’s talk like this from Trump that may very well prevent it.
Will our enemies walk all over us if they know we have a president who seems to enjoy hanging our military might over their heads rather than the likes of Obama? All he did was stutter out empty promises and favor threats of UN resolutions about passing UN resolutions that call on a committee designed to explore the possibility of issuing a statement.
All we are saying is give Peace Through Strength a chance!
But if it doesn’t work then let’s use the military we pay so much for to put an end to the world’s bad actors, for once…