Steve Bannon Admits That North Korea Outsmarted Trump By Calling His Bluff

Lester Mason
August 19, 2017

North Korea then detailed a plan to carry out a missile attack near to Guam Island, where major USA military bases are located, but later said it would observe the situation a little more before undertaking the offensive. Both officials condemned North Korea's second intercontinental ballistic missile test on July 28 and agreed to coordinate closely on responding to the threat from Pyongyang, the Pentagon said in a statement.

Moon has repeatedly urged North Korea not to "cross the red line" but had not previously elaborated what that would constitute.

Moon's comments come as the situation on the Korean peninsula appears to be cooling.

President Donald Trump last week declared the US military "locked and loaded" and said he was ready to unleash "fire and fury" if North Korea continued to threaten the United States. The White House doesn't have a military strategy for North Korea, and that the North Koreans called Trump's bluff. Conditions should be prepared for talks.

Far from the dusty firing ranges just south of the heavily fortified border with North Korea, U.S. and South Korean troops hunch over laptops and screens wearing earphones and camouflaged combat uniforms, according to photos of past UFG drills on the United States Forces Korea website.

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills, which will run through August 31, will be the first large-scale military exercise between the allies since North Korea successfully flight-tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July and threatened to bracket Guam with intermediate range ballistic missile fire earlier this month.


Some experts say North Korea is mainly focused on the bigger picture of testing its bargaining power against the United States with its new long-range missiles and likely has no interest in letting things get too tense during the drills. "Therefore, we think that now the American development has moved from strategic patience of Obama administration into strategic confusion", he said. "For peace on the Korean Peninsula, I will do everything that I can do".

"In order to defuse the tensions and prevent the unsafe military conflict on the Korean Peninsula, it is necessary for the U.S.to make a proper option first and show it in action", the ambassador said.

"Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision", Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. -South Korea joint military exercises on Thursday. He warned last week that the American military is "locked and loaded" and that the Kim regime would feel the United States military's "fire and fury" if it attacked.

Still, even amid calls for a combination of diplomacy and pressure to dissuade North Korea, some conservatives in South Korea are calling for the U.S.to redeploy tactical nuclear weapons to the southern half of the peninsula.

He added it would be a historical mission for the two Red Cross bodies to open a new era of peaceful coexistence without any threat of war by resuming dialogue. South Korea vowed to retaliate, and the two Koreas exchanged artillery and rocket fire over the border during Ulchi-Freedom Guardian after South Korea began broadcasting propaganda messages over the border to the north and North Korea responded by turning on its own loudspeakers.

"The government, putting everything on the line, will block war by all means", Moon said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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