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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What should we do about North Korea?

Comments (10)

Bud Weisbrood - December 1, 2017

Drop a bomb on Kim Il Sung.
Drop food and weapons into the
prison camps. so they can fight for freedom.
Let North Korean soldiers decide if they want freedom. Vet them carefully, however!
And stop protecting Syria’s leaders.

Dick Matise - December 1, 2017

IF a military option was implemented, it should include
1 – bomb into oblivion all known and suspected laugh and production sites in NK;
2 – South Korea would implement a ground bombardment and aerial bombing of known and suspected sites of any NK cannon and missile sites as quickly as humanly possible.
I’m guessing the whereabouts of Kim Jong In is known and a targeted elimination would be possible.
The remainder is simply clean-up
This is probably too simplistic but it is a strong basic plan…

Willliam Coates - December 1, 2017

We know Russia and China have been sending nuclear technology to both Iran and North Korea. Iran and North Korea are not independent actors, they are client states. Both have stated that their plans include an EMP attack on the U.S. Such an attack is acknowledged to result in 80-90% fatality rate within a year due to starvation and disease from loss of electricity, fuel, and food-transportation.
Mutually assured destruction worked long enough for the Soviet Union to collapse. We should use it again; put the onus where it belongs. Solemnly assure both Russia and China that if we receive an EMP attack, so will they. No need for an exchange of ground bursts, an EMP will end their regimes too, and our sub-launched missiles alone can do the job. The task of controlling Iran and North Korea is theirs, and they should start now.
I doubt that they would be willing to start over from 1880’s technology, which is what’s left after an EMP.

John - December 1, 2017

Enforce sanctions—blockade or whatever. A whole lot safer than actively engaging the NKs.

Art Meadows - December 1, 2017

Shock and awe against known laun h sites and military headquarters. Con emotional weapons but massive bombardment of major seaports and ocean lane blockade similar to Cuban blockade of 60s.

Art Meadows - December 1, 2017

Shock and awe against known launch sites and military headquarters. Conventional weapons but massive bombardment of major seaports and ocean lane blockade similar to Cuban blockade of 60s.

Roger O’Daniel - December 1, 2017

Checkout my article about N. Korea. They have a neutron bomb. The article shows Kim Jong Un inspecting the top half of the bomb. The article has a diagram of the bomb’s design. Given their latest missile launch, they could deliver an EMP that is more devastating than an air burst, does not have to re-enter the atmosphere to do it, leaves brick and morter infrastructure intact, and kills more people. However, it may be a diversion to hide the discovery of their 5th column Vietnam style attack on the south using chemical weapons (sarin), a tunnel network under the DMZ, and hover vehicles over the DMZ, among other assets. China would declare any US defense as a first strike, declaring the attack on the south a civil war. This would give China and Russia the excuse to attack our navy with anti-ship missiles and their new drone storm technology. My atomic clock shows 2 minutes before midnight. See Travis Shirkman. He has my report.

Timothy R. Buttner - December 2, 2017

The current policy of Mr. Trump is the only effective one I see: isolate NoKo until they can no longer afford to carry on their nuclear program. It is ironic to me that L’il Kim pursues a program designed to keep him in power, when that same program assures his own destruction should he succeed…

Mrs. Phyllis Eix - December 2, 2017

No appeasement. Diplomacy and serious conversations with them about their current provocative behavior and our determination to use all tools, including military options, to put them on a safer, saner track. For their own sake as much as for all the nations of this world.

BOBBY E. RICHARDSON - December 2, 2017

THE AVERAGE CITIZEN DOES NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED INFORMATION TO MAKE A MAJOR DECISION SUCH AN THIS. WE HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT HAS SOME OF THE BEST MINDS AT HIS DISPOSAL AND THE BEST INFORMATION AVAILABLE, THEREFORE, I BELIEVE THE CORRECT DECISION WILL BE REACHED. PLUS, THE MEDIA AND PUBLIC WILL NOT BE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITIES UNTIL A DECISION HAS BEEN MADE.

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