August 13, 2017

Trump: Kim Jong Un will 'regret it fast' if he makes 'overt threat'

Featuring Harry Krejsa

Source: ABC News

Journalist Stephen Loiacani

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — President Donald Trump continued to escalate his Twitter threats against North Korea Friday, saying the military is “locked and loaded” to respond if Kim Jong Un acts “unwisely,” but doubt remains among experts over how far either leader is truly prepared to go.

“Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” Trump tweeted Friday morning.

Two hours later, he retweeted a press release from Air Force Pacific Command about B-1B bombers being prepared to “#FightTonight” if called upon to do so.

Readiness to “fight tonight” has long been the standard for U.S. forces in South Korea.

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Authors

  • Harry Krejsa

    Fellow, Center for a New American Security

    Harry Krejsa is a fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). His research areas include the intersection of foreign policy and middle class economics, Chinese ge...