–All eyes on the Pacific ahead of an anticipated nuclear weapons test in North Korea.
“North Korea is a problem,” President Trump said. “The problem will be taken care of.”
With global tensions already flaring, President Trump’s tweets calling North Korea “a problem,” and a “menace,” that’s “looking for trouble” may only be adding fuel to the fire.
North Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister said Washington has become “more vicious and more aggressive’ since Trump took office.
All of this as satellite images show a North Korean nuclear test site “primed and ready” for a test.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis is also maintaining the hard line stance of the White House.
“North Korea has got to change its behavior,” Mattis said.
Ahead of that test that could come this weekend – questions over what message dropping that massive bomb Eastern Afghanistan sends to North Korea. That Massive Ordinance Air Blast, nicknamed the ‘mother of all bombs’, weighs 22,000 pounds and is the largest non-nuclear bomb the U.S. has ever dropped in combat. It was detonated on an ISIS network of tunnels. General John Nicholson oversees NATO forces in Afghanistan.
“We will remove the sanctuary in Afghanistan so that fighters may not flow from Syria to Afghanistan,” Nicholson said. “This weapon was the appropriate weapon used against its target and prior to this we didn’t have such a target.”
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioning that on Twitter, asking – “Is the person that drops the world’s largest bomb on Afghanistan a bearer of peace or a demon?”
It doesn’t appear President Trump took any senior staff with him to Mar-a-Lago. ABC news asked which military advisers would accompany Trump on the trip to keep him informed over the weekend, but the White House wouldn’t provide any details.