- - Thursday, July 6, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It is high time we did something other than talk to confront North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and his threats to obliterate the United States and our Pacific allies. Any effort of President Trump to have China rein in North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs is too little, too late.

Unfortunately we are now reaping the bitter harvest of the Obama administration, which believed all countries should to be treated equally, whether friend or enemy. North Korea, now with a successful and verified launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching Alaska, poses an imminent threat based on the message conveyed by Kim Jong-un. The combination of an ICBM plus a nuclear bomb does not bode well for us or our allies.

The measured response of the Trump administration (firing precision missiles that could be used in case of North Korean aggression) does not fully equal the threat at hand. Our answer must be more military and constant until North Korea accepts its lesson.

NELSON MARANS

New York

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