The Trump administration’s policy on North Korea is, so far, all pressure and no engagement. And it is not working.
As we marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki earlier this month, President Trump commented that "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen."
Now, North Korea has reportedly carried out its largest nuclear test to date.
The president is well known for impulsive actions, bombastic language about nuclear weapons, and for disregarding the advice of experts. A successful North Korean nuclear or missile test that he views as provocative could lead to a miscalculation and a devastating conflict in which millions could die.
Fortunately, some in Congress are finally responding by urging restraint and direct talks between the United States and North Korea to halt and reverse Pyongyang's nuclear and missile pursuits and reduce tensions.
We need to shore up this new-found resolve and support congressional efforts to curb the President's unpredictable nature and support diplomacy to stop a potentially catastrophic war on the Korean Peninsula.
Your Senators and Representative need to hear from you.
Join us in calling for direct U.S.-North Korean talks by adding your name below and letting Congress know its #TimeToTalk with North Korea.
Posted: August 23, 2017