Defense Secretary James Mattis made clear in statements he delivered this week to the House Armed Services Committee that, despite claims by tinfoil-hat-wearing Democrats, the greatest threat to America’s well-being stems from North Korea — not from alleged contacts between the Trump campaign’s officials and Russia.
“The regime’s nuclear weapons program is a clear and present danger to all, and the regime’s provocative actions, manifestly illegal under international law, have not abated despite United Nations’ censure and sanctions,” he said in a written statement, according to Reuters.
“The most urgent and dangerous threat to peace and security is North Korea,” he added. “North Korea’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them has increased in pace and scope.”
While he didn’t specifically mention Russia, by stating that the “most urgent and dangerous threat to peace and security is North Korea,” he conveyed ipso facto that Russian intelligence operatives aren’t the “most urgent and dangerous threat” facing America, no matter what Democrats would like voters to believe.
Continuing his assessment, the defense secretary emphasized that if a war were to break out between the United States and unhinged North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s rogue regime, “It would be a war like nothing we have seen since 1953, and we would have to deal with it with whatever level of force was necessary.”
It would help if America’s military readiness weren’t in such a pitiful state.
“For all the heartache caused by the loss of our troops during these wars (in the Middle East), no enemy in the field has done more to harm the readiness of our military than sequestration,” Mattis said, referencing automatic cuts to federal spending approved by Congress and subsequently signed into law by former President Barack Obama four years ago, as noted by CBS News.
Republican Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas agreed.
“We (Congress) have spent six years just getting by, asking more and more of those who serve, and putting off the choices that have to be made,” he said.
There was a bit of good news, though, as Mattis reportedly expressed confidence that if war did break out on the Korean Peninsula, the United States would nevertheless triumph.
“No doubt in my mind, if we go to war with North Korea, we will win the war,” he stated. “We will be successful in accomplishing our objectives.”
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