To the left-leaning media, North Korea’s aggression is breaking news.
But experts at the Heritage Foundation have seen this coming for a long time.
Bruce Klinger, a Senior Research Fellow on Northeast Asia and expert in arms control and mission defense, has been warning media and government about North Korea for years.
Last week, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will add North Korea to the State Department’s list of states sponsoring of terrorism.
It will join Iran, Sudan, and Syria. You can read the State Department’s list here.
In a Cabinet meeting at the White House, President Trump said of this decision:
“Should have happened a long time ago. Should have happened years ago.”
Indeed, it should have. Back in February, Klingner wrote a report titled “North Korea Should Be Put Back on the Terrorist List”.
In that report, he wrote:
It is long past time for Washington to do the right thing and belatedly acknowledge that North Korea’s repeated deadly acts legally constitute terrorist acts and justify returning the regime to the State Sponsors of Terrorism List.
Even before President Trump came to office, Klingner had been pushing for this exact move to occur.
In 2014, Klingner appeared on “Morning Joe” to ask the government to face the ugly reality of North Korea. You can watch his segment here:
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