As tensions with North Korea escalate, Trump retweets several comparisons with Obama


However, according to an article in the Boston Globe, quoting an expert in the realm of presidential power, Trump has nearly "unchecked authority to order the use of conventional or nuclear weapons against North Korea". But it wasn't - that was his thirteenth order.

As America's tensions with North Korea hit apocalyptic proportions, President Trump is going to war with - Mitch McConnell and Barack Obama.

While his comments was somewhat confirmed by a statement issued by the US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, who said, "President Trump was informed of the growing threat last December and on taking office his first orders to me emphasized the readiness of our ballistic missile defense and nuclear deterrent forces", the President's tweets are more of showboating rather than actual business.

Trump signed a presidential memorandum directing the Defense Department to launch a review of U.S. nuclear posture and strategy on January 27 - seven days after he took office and 12 times after he had wielded his presidential pen elsewhere.

Obama warned Trump about North Korea: The Washington Post reports that in their only meeting, Obama warned Trump about the urgency of North Korea's nuclear weapons threat.

Harrison said that some nuclear weapons, like the intercontinental ballistic missiles, have actually reduced to their lowest level to comply with terms of the treaty.

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"Until such a time that this scourge disappears, we will be so much better and so much stronger than anyone else".

"Ultimately, the country will reach a point. whether or not we want to live in a world where North Korea possess not just nuclear weapons, but the ability to strike the United States", he said.

USA officials have also been pushing back on the idea that they were surprised by the development, saying that it had been expected for some time.

The disclosure adds to the emerging picture about a new intelligence estimate that has significantly ratcheted up tensions between the US and North Korea.

Trump also mentioned that he will push for more funding to go towards anti-missile defense due to the threat of North Korea and other countries. He added that the USA would be putting more money into its $40 billion ballistic missile defense system. I will not be a happy trigger like some people might be.