North Korea thinks it has the world by the throat.
Kim Jong Un believes his rogue nuclear weapons program makes him untouchable.
But Mike Pence just lowered the boom on him with one message.
The Vice President was speaking at Minot Air Force base in North Dakota.
Minot is home to America’s B-52 bomber squadron and intercontinental ballistic missiles.
He was there to deliver a message to the world that America would defend her allies in the face of North Korea aggression.
He also had a somber message for the troops – “be ready.”
“Vice President Mike Pence visited an Air Force base critical to American nuclear capabilities on Friday to deliver a stark warning to North Korea in the face of escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
“Our enemies should never doubt the capabilities of the Armed Forces of the United States of America,” Pence told servicemen and women at North Dakota’s Minot Air Force Base, home to 26 B-52 bombers and 150 intercontinental ballistic missile sites.
“Anyone who would threaten our nation should know that America always seeks peace, but if we are forced to defend ourselves or our allies, we will do so with military power that is effective and overwhelming,” Pence went on — though he also described the arsenal at Minot as “that credible deterrent that has assured the security of the American people for generations.”
“Now, more than ever, your commander in chief is depending on you to be ready,” Pence said.
The remarks come just days before President Donald Trump is set to take a trip to Asia that will include a visit to South Korea, where Defense Secretary James Mattis traveled Friday to visit the DMZ. While there, he reaffirmed American support for diplomatic efforts to resolve tensions with North Korea over its efforts to expand its nuclear capabilities.”
The administration is still pursuing a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but Donald Trump will not allow a nuclear-armed Kim Jong Un to threaten the United States with annihilation.
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