For more than 60 years, the South Korean people and their neighbors have lived many days in a state of war with a constant, real threat of a North Korean attack.
While its own people endure stark poverty, the North Korean regime has increasingly focused on its goal to destroy its real or perceived enemies, through increased military assets and capabilities, and a quickly escalating rhetoric of threats against the United States and our allies.
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HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says the United States can’t afford any mistakes by not taking threats of nuclear war from North Korea seriously.
Gabbard spoke on the House floor Thursday to say the threats are more than a far-off annoyance for people in Hawaii and Guam.
Gabbard says the United States can’t afford to be complacent given intelligence that shows North Korea may be planning multiple missile launches in the coming days.
Fresh from a two-day trip to Afghanistan last week, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawai‘i, said Thursday the U.S. should reassess the latest North Korean nuclear threats and step up efforts to ensure resources to defend against potential missile attacks.
“Over the years, North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities have only increased,” Gabbard said in a statement. “This is not a threat that will go away.”
Hawai‘i, Gabbard said, has been placed directly in the “crosshairs” of North Korea by Kim Jong-un’s “belligerent threats” against the U.S.
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