After dictator Kim Jong-un lobbed yet another threat at America, one U.S. congressman is calling for a preemptive strike on North Korea. And he’s given his justification for such a bold move.
In a letter that was in response to President Trump’s promise to the U.N. that America would strike back at North Korea if Kim Jong-un launched an attack on the U.S. or its allies, the dictator said Trump would “pay dearly” for what he said as the hermit kingdom "will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history."
Kim Jong-un has already directly threatened the U.S. with a nuclear strike and continues to lob missiles over Japan. For Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), it’s time for the American military to act.
“You could assume, right now, that we have a nuclear missile aimed at the United States, and here in San Diego. Why would they not aim here, at Hawaii, Guam, our major naval bases?” Hunter said during a Thursday interview on a local news channel, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
He asked, “The question is, do you wait for one of those? Or, two? Do you preemptively strike them? And that’s what the president has to wrestle with. I would preemptively strike them. You could call it declaring war, call it whatever you want.”
Hunter didn’t specify the nature of a U.S. strike on the small country, but the Union-Tribune speculated that it would involve a variety of missiles launched from aircraft and sea vessels. It would not necessarily be a nuclear strike.
But he made one thing plain, saying, “I don’t know how much more reckless [Kim Jong-un] needs to be and what the United States needs to see. This is a clear and present danger.”
On Thursday, Trump made a huge economic move in signing an executive order that allows the U.S. to target any companies or individuals that do any business with North Korea. China has reportedly put the same restrictions on their banks.
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