Despite Rhetoric On North Korea, US Military Posture Hasn't Really Changed

President Trump called the governor of Guam on Friday and reassured the residents saying

"We should also make clear that, if the USA and South Korea carry out military attacks to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political landscape on the Korean Peninsula, China will be determined to take actions to prevent them from doing so".

The North Korea threat has been a foreign policy priority for the Trump administration since it took office in January, but it has taken center stage since Pyongyang test fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month.

Turnbull added: "If North Korea decides to carry out some of its violent threats, then obviously awful consequences will follow".

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has denied Cabinet members are on different pages, insisting that they're all pulling from "the same hymnbook".

"After the Obama administration imposed sanctions the North Koreans cut off communication", Wit said.

When confronted with these comments hours later on Fox News, Gorka denied having ever described Tillerson's comments as "nonsensical", claiming he "never said that" and attacked the media for reporting his direct quote, calling it "fake news 101".

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"Do I have military options?"

"We don't talk about that. The whole of the Security Council has come together behind that, and I think that we should see the President's public comments as one of the strands, one of the many strands of USA activity".

Tillerson, in remarks to reporters Wednesday, intimated that a pre-emptive strike was not in cards, but that a response to an attack from Pyongyang would be forceful.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said war with North Korea would be "catastrophic" as tensions with the reclusive nation reach breaking point. He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody's seen before, what will happen in North Korea, ' Trump told reporters in New Jersey, without offering specifics.

Far from reassuring everyone the world isn't hurtling towards nuclear destruction, the interview with President Trump's Deputy Assistant instead instilled a foreboding sense of doom amongst listeners.

Asked again if Tillerson should be listened to, Nauert said, "I think that everyone has clearly heard what Secretary Tillerson's forceful comments have been and have continued to be on DPRK". He's a Cabinet secretary. North Korea says it will "keep closely watching the speech and behavior of the U.S".




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