Experts Say

North Korea’s real nuclear threat requires real focus, not tweets

Tampa Bay Times
January 8, 2018
By Editorial

North Korea’s sudden and apparent vault into the ranks of the world’s nuclear powers presents an immediate threat to global security, and the Trump administration has precious little time to manage this crisis toward a peaceful solution. The White House needs to improve its relationship with the nation’s intelligence community to encourage a better understanding of the North’s capability and timetable, engage more on the diplomatic front and tamp down the administration’s rhetoric about a military option. There is no room for error, and the United States cannot sit on the sidelines while the president tweets about the size of his nuclear button.
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