As the Russia scandal becomes increasingly explosive, so too does Donald Trump’s foreign policy.
After first launching an ineffective publicity stunt in Syria, then today dropping the “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan, the trigger happy commander-in-chief is now reportedly planning a preemptive attack on North Korea, according to NBC News.
The news organization reported that the administration “is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test.”
In other words, if Trump feels like it, he won’t hesitate to launch yet another attack on another country without any real plan for the day after.
More from NBC News:
The intelligence officials told NBC News that the U.S. has positioned two destroyers capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles in the region, one just 300 miles from the North Korean nuclear test site.
American heavy bombers are also positioned in Guam to attack North Korea should it be necessary, and earlier this week, the Pentagon announced that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group was being diverted to the area.
While the report noted that the U.S. is preparing to use missiles and bombs in its possible attack, Trump is also considering putting “special operations on the ground,” a dangerous proposal from a reckless president.
And what could possibly go wrong?
As NBC News pointed out, a reckless military operation by Trump in North Korea could encourage North Korean madman Kim Jong-un to launch an attack on American ally South Korea, triggering an all-out war in the region that could have global ramifications.
Meanwhile, the investigation into the president’s ties to Russia continues – with no end in sight – and Trump’s poll numbers remain historically low for a new president, which means we can expect more reckless behavior from the new commander-in-chief.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.