North Korea has long been a volatile state. It’s citizens have little freedom and its military is developing more weapons. Barack Obama appeared determined to ignore the threat it poses, blind to the stress the nation has caused its neighbors.
North Korea, reportedly, recently launched a test missile into it’s Eastern Sea, which has worried nearby Japan. President Trump has said, “I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent.”
Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo called the test “absolutely intolerable.”
The North Korean launch, conducted February 5, was the first such launch since President Trump was sworn into office. (via Fox News)
The nation’s own military reportedly called this missile test a “show of force.” As much as our media would like to play this off as a bluff, their missile tests are a problem.
North Korea actually has the capacity to attack major cities in its surrounding areas, including Hanoi, Manilia, Tokyo, and Beijing.
Also, reports show that North Korea is currently attempting to extend its missile range, developing weapons intended to reach as far east of the nation as Tehran, and as far west as Anchorage.
The Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Seoul has been monitoring North Korea’s recent missile launches. Analyst Kim Dong-yeop, says that the nation’s firing of a Musudan missle, in 2016, may have been a test of rocket engines, in preparation for their use on other continents, which could then target our mainland.
Are we supposed to sit back and wait until North Korea can actually reach our shores with its missiles? Of course not! And Trump’s defense of Japan is the perfect way to let that lunatic in North Korea know the United States is no longer willing to sit on the sidelines like it has much of the last eight years under Obama.
North Korea is not known for it’s technological prowess, but that actually makes the nation more dangerous. These missile tests certainly have the capability to hit nearby nations, especially when performed without the kind of precision these weapons call for. This would cost lives and create havoc. We simply cannot allow that to happen.