The Trump administration’s policy on North Korea is, so far, all pressure and no engagement. And it is obviously not working.
In August, Trump commented that "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States [or they] will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen." This month, he and Kim Jong Un have escalated their war of words, with Kim threatening to explode a hydrogren bomb over the Pacific Ocean close to U.S. territories.
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 direct talks between the United States and North Korea to halt and reverse Pyongyang's nuclear and missile pursuits and reduce tensions.
It is urgent that we support U.S. and other world leaders who are willing to provide the responsible nuclear leadership that Trump has failed to demonstrate. Without 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