Is There a Brooding War Between America and North Korea?

By Gabrielle Seunagal
 
Recent events have indicated that tension between the United States and North Korea are rapidly manifesting. Following the drop of the MOAB on Thursday, speculations have arose as to whether or not North Korea will attempt to create a nuclear-birthed missile with the capacity to strike American mainlands. President Trump warned North Korea to “behave,” and Vice President Pence declared that North Korea would do well not to “test his (President Trump’s) resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region.” Quite frankly, it would be in the best interests of both America and North Korea to ‘behave.’ An excellent first step would be cease launching missiles at countries that have not attacked the United States.

 
North Korea responded to deterrents from the President and Vice President by stating that America morphed the Korean peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and asserting the United States as responsible for engendering a situation that could result in a thermonuclear war. Earlier today, North Korean officials announced that the situation was “nearing the brink of war,” and made it abundantly clear that if Washington makes ‘the slightest movement’ to launch a nuclear strike on North Korea, Pyongyang will strike first and mercilessly.
 
America should take North Korea’s cautionary alert very seriously. Better yet, America should stop launching missiles at places that have not attacked us. Both Republicans and Democrats seem to have a knack for getting the nation into unnecessary and preventable wars. War should only be a last resort when other options cease to exist. Launching air missiles is the fastest way to generate conflict, tension, and animosity where there could have been alliance and amicability. Bombing countries is not a demonstration of strength; it is the epitome of arrogance, recklessness, and stupidity that will engender dire, fatal offshoots.

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