The Trump administration has asked the entire US Senate to the White House for a briefing on North Korea that will take place on Wednesday afternoon. Could this administration be making a case for a war in North Korea?
Reuters reported, “All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the aides said. While top administration officials routinely travel to Capitol Hill to address members of Congress on foreign policy and national security matters, it is unusual for the entire 100-member Senate to go to such an event at the White House, and for those four top officials to be involved.”
The Senate doesn’t get briefed by four top administration officials at the White House unless there is an urgent crisis brewing. The Trump administration could be using this briefing as an attempt to distract from their many other problems, but it is probable that this briefing is the next step in the administration laying the groundwork for a strike or operation against North Korea.
The Trump has been acting like they desperately want to be a war White House. With tight sanctions already imposed on North Korea, and with much of the leverage for controlling the behavior of the regime resting with China, it is curious that the Trump administration would hold this briefing in this manner.
There is something coming, and this briefing is a moment that must be paid attention to.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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