Defense Secretary James Mattis isn’t playing games when it comes to the threat from North Korea. After North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tested a hydrogen bomb, Secretary Mattis had only two words to describe what is about to happen to his country…
Defense Secretary James Mattis warned Pyongyang against aggression against the United States or its allies, saying it would trigger a unified world response and what he termed the “total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea.”
“Any threat to the United States or its territory, including Guam, or our allies, will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming,” Mattis told reporters in the White House driveway. “Kim Jong Un should take heed in the United Nations Security Council”s unified voice.”
“All members unanimously agreed on the threat North Korea poses and they remain unanimous in their commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Because we are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said we have many options to do so.”
Due to a failed nuclear agreement made during the Clinton administration, North Korea’s nuclear capabilities have grown extensively.
North Korea advanced its program throughout the Bush and Obama administrations, bringing the U.S. to the risky situation it now faces.