I guess Trump decided not to take my advice. I advised him to appoint Dennis Rodman as ambassador to North Korea. Rodman is friends with Kim Jong Un. They could have conducted basketball diplomacy. Not to mention it would piss off the press and create many lol moments. Instead, Trump has decided to send a naval armada to provoke the North Koreans.
From NBC News:
The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.
North Korea has warned that a “big event” is near, and U.S. officials say signs point to a nuclear test that could come as early as this weekend.
The intelligence officials told NBC News that the U.S. has positioned two destroyers capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles in the region, one just 300 miles from the North Korean nuclear test site.
American heavy bombers are also positioned in Guam to attack North Korea should it be necessary, and earlier this week, the Pentagon announced that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group was being diverted to the area.
Don’t think this was a very good move. I would have definitely chosen the Rodman option.