The now deceased lawyer, who advised both the usa and Iranian governments during the 1981 hostage crisis, wrote of the nuclear codes: "My suggestion was quite simple: Put that needed code number in a little capsule, and then implant that capsule right next to the heart of a volunteer".
"They will be met with fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before", he said. His bluster followed a Washington Post report that the Hermit Kingdom had developed a nuclear weapon small enough to deploy on a missile.
The top Democrat in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, called Trump's "fire and fury" comments "recklessly belligerent".
That's quite a claim considering Mr. Trump has only been president 200 or so days.
"It's absurd; this is like - you have to be the biggest hayseed in America to believe this", said Jeffrey Lewis, a nuclear expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Feaver worked on the National Security Council for President George W. Bush and on counter proliferation for President Bill Clinton. But when it comes to national security and nuclear weapons, presidents typically choose their words with extreme care.
China, North Korea's closest ally despite Beijing's anger at Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programmes, described the situation as "complex and sensitive", and urged calm and a return to talks. While the strong phrasing worries observers, harsh words in and of themselves don't necessarily mean calamity ahead. "Nothing has gotten through to them-maybe this does".More news: Isco Pens New Real Madrid Contract With Enormous Release Clause
Wednesday's presidential tweets compound the issue. "It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before", Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.
The review has not yet been completed, and it wasn't Trump's first order.
"The professionals of the nuclear security enterprise are incredibly dedicated to their mission, and they will dutifully execute any direction from the president agnostic of political ideologies". We really hope that that commitment that we saw last weekend is one that they stick to. The ambassadorship to South Korea also remains vacant.
Abroad, too, Trump has slammed Obama.
"Obviously the question is whether there is a strategy behind the president's rhetoric". "Clearly, he tried in raising this issue with President Trump by singling it out in their meeting in the Oval Office past year".
"A lie is a lie, and he's proven to be the master of lies".
Fresh off of his past couple of days of threats against North Korea, he today suggested this his threat to give North Korea "fire and fury like the world has never seen" earlier this week did not go far enough, and that the United States needs to pick up its rhetoric even more.More news: Putney Bridge jogger push suspect eliminated from inquiry
So it's - North Koreans, they do speak a different language than what we're - and Kim Jong Un does speak a different language than what we're used to here in the United States.
That context makes it harder for North Korea-or USA allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan-to dismiss Trump's statements as mere bluster, or to believe Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he offers reassurances to that effect.
Guam governor Eddie Calvo dismissed the threat and said the island was prepared for "any eventuality" with strategically placed defences.
"The primary danger is not that Kim Jong-un is going to take a suicidal act".
Fisher, who specialised in negotiation and conflict management, had a pretty grotesque idea about what the procedure for launching a nuclear attack should look like - but one that's chiming with people online.
Who is a better President of the United States? The distinction makes all the difference. "That's something that I think I can do well, I think Michelle [Obama] can do well". "The miscalculation is, if they really believe that the United States is about to attack, what might they do to preempt that attack?"
Pointing out to the narcissistic, young dictator of NK that the US has strong military options is entirely appropriate, even if the message is delivered in stern language by the president.
Obama has always been a foil for Trump, who seems to rotate through perceived enemies every few weeks.More news: Trump warns North Korea against attacking Guam
It hasn't, though, stopped Trump from making broad proclamations about it. "The president says something". The shift since then and now might be explained by heightened rhetoric and threats from both sides of the Pacific.
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