U.S. Secretary of Defense, James “Mad Dog” Mattis, issued a stern notice to Kim Jong Un and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The four-star general did not mince words when it came to echoing President Trump’s position on the rising threat of nuclear action.
In a statement issued by Mattis, he declared,
“The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”
Earlier in the week, President Trump released a warning that Pyongyang would face “fire and fury” if it continued to test missiles, build nuclear warheads and threaten to attack the United States.
General Mattis clarified that Trump was well-informed of the North Korean threats. He claims that the President was briefed last December, and the first order he (Mattis) received “emphasized the readiness of our ballistic missile defense and nuclear deterrent forces.”
When speaking of the abilities of the U.S. and its Allied Forces, Mattis had this to say,
“The DPRK regime’s actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates.”
In response to reports that North Korea is closer than ever to making good on its threats, President Trump took to Twitter: