Susan Rice Fails to Grasp that the leaders of North Korea are an Immediate Threat to the Citizens of the United States

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Susan Rice, who served as the 24th United States National Security Advisor from 2013 to 2017 and as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations blasted President Trump in a recent Op-Ed piece in the New York Times.

Recognizing “North Korea’s substantial nuclear arsenal and improving intercontinental ballistic missile capacity,” she says “we need not face an immediate crisis if we play our hand carefully.”

Rice then accused President Trump of making “empty threat[s] of nuclear war,” engaging in “folly,” and “lunacy.”


Rice was an ineffective public servant. She acknowledges  North Korea has been steadily building “a substantial nuclear arsenal,” for years. But, she omits from her comments that much of this building process took shape on her (and Obama’s) watch.  She now maintains that a crisis can be avoided if “if we play our hands carefully.”

Rice fails to understand that the leaders of Korea are an immediate threat to the citizens of the United States, here and elsewhere. The time for timidity and unsuccessful diplomacy has passed, we need a powerful approach now. The country cannot accept the threats made by North Korean dictator Kim Sung without military action. Strategic attacks on North Korean missile and nuclear sights are now appropriate.

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