Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Friday that a war with North Korea would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale.”
Mattis, who knows very well how dangerous and fanatic the North Koreans are, is preparing the U.S. military for a potential conflict with them.
However, Mattis made it clear that he would prefer to avoid war and work the diplomatic channels as much as possible.
“So our effort is to work with the U.N., work with China, work with Japan, work with South Korea to try to find a way out of this situation,” he said. “We are going to continue to work the issue.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
Reuters reported that South Korea has said the North’s missile program was progressing faster than expected. North Korea has indicated that it had no intention of reining in its nuclear and missile programs.
On Sunday, North Korea tested Sunday a Hwasong-12 medium long-range surface-to-surface missile, which was believed to be somewhat successful.
Asked about the launch, Mattis said, “They (North Korea) clearly aren’t listening but there appears to be some impact by the Chinese working here. It’s not obviously perfect when they launch a missile.”
But their efforts do appear to be improving.
“They went to a very high apogee and when it came down obviously from that altitude they probably learned a lot from it,” Mattis said. “But I’m not willing to characterize it beyond that right now.”
Only time will tell where the U.S. ends up in regards to North Korea, but one thing is for sure, we have responsible leadership in place that will ensure that we make the best choice possible.
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