Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that large changes in the North Korean problem have been hard to come by, but changes are occurring.
At a Pentagon briefing on Friday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that Chinese engagement with North Korea has improved the tension in the Korean peninsula.
“There have been cautions given [to North Korea] by nations from around the world,” Mattis said. “They clearly aren’t listening.”
“There appears to be some impact by the Chinese working here,” he said.
Mattis cautioned however that this intervention had not totally defanged the North Korean threat, given their recent ballistic missile tests.
President Trump had made a concerted effort to encourage Chinese action on the threat emanating from Pyongyang, and Mattis’s comments indicated a measure of success on that front.
Mattis warned at the briefing that war on the Korean peninsula would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale.”
5.25.17 12:47 pmOK Democrats Take Tens of Thousands from Groups Pushing Energy Tax Hike
As Oklahoma Democrats push for a major increase in the state’s gross production tax on oil and gas, new analysis shows these same Democrats have a lot of money from special interests groups supporting this tax hike.
5.19.17 2:22 pmObama Appointee: Flynn’s Recommendation Did Not Impact Raqqa Timeline
Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford contradicts reports that Flynn’s recommendation delayed the United States plan to retake the Islamic State’s capital.
5.18.17 2:56 pmDemocratic Senator Blames “Fake News” for Obamacare Failing
Sen. Blumenthal forgets the ‘fake news’ Democrats have spread regarding the American Health Care Act.
5.18.17 8:29 amSam Stein Destroys Maxine Waters Over the Definition of Collusion
The outspoke Democratic representative admits that there is no evidence yet of collusion.