North Korea: What is Yet to Come

The tension between the U.S. and North Korea is no news to anyone. For years, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, has threatened the U.S. by saying that he will create a nuclear bomb and in turn, take out the U.S. and its population. In the past year, he has made steady progress in doing so. So far, North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests, with a combined total of over 18 missiles,  and their most recent test, conducted on Sunday, September 3, turned out to be their most successful one, creating an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.3.

With North Korea preparing its many weapons and possibly war, all anyone can wonder is what the U.S. is doing in order to prepare for them.  The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has given many speeches, ensuring that the U.S. will stay strong. In his most recent speech and twitter post, he states, “NoKo has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness. This would be a fatal miscalculation. Do not underestimate us. AND DO NOT TRY US.” This speech reassured many people but unfortunately, not everything is going well. North Korea continues to enhance and perfect their missiles, and many are worried this could be the start of World War III. In the event of this war occurring, the U.S. has made preparations. Recently, President Trump and the First Lady visited South Korea in order to negotiate and discuss what was happening. President Trump was by no means fazed or affected by North Korea’s World War III threat and still continues to prepare himself and the U.S. for whatever North Korea decides to do.

However, President Trump constantly mentions that if Kim Jong Un was willing, he would find a way to compromise with North Korea. Many U.S. citizens strongly disagree with this idea and believe that he should be “tightening the screws” on Kim instead of trying to reason with him, fearing that his decision will put the safety of the U.S. at risk.

It is unknown of what is going to happen in the future, but there are many possibilities and precautions that should be made. In the case of World War III starting, it is best for the U.S. to keep many of its military troops in South Korea, as well as prepare troops here in the United States. In the very rare possibility of Kim Jong willing to negotiate with the United States, President Trump should be ready to negotiate matters and keep the U.S. out of harm. The answers to many questions still remain unknown, but the U.S. is prepared for whatever is to come their way.