North Korea has hurled perhaps the most specific threat of a nuclear strike in recent memory. This all started because the United Nations Security Council approved tough new sanctions on North Korea in order to punish it for its latest nuclear test less than a month ago. If you will remember also, one senior American official said that “it’s very possible that the North Koreans are testing for two countries.” That other country being Iran.
It's important to note that the resolution imposing these new sanctions was not just written by the United States, but also by North Korea's closest ally, China. Nonetheless, according to the New York Post, “an unidentified spokesman for Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said the North will exercise its right for 'a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy the strongholds of the aggressors' because Washington is pushing to start a nuclear war against the North.”
Often times it is difficult to take the North Korean regime seriously, but this is not a threat to take lightly. Also consider their relationship with Iran, which is dangerously close to crossing the nuclear “red line.” Will the administration project weakness and apologize in the face of these new threats, or will we stand up to the regime and do what is necessary to defend the US and our allies?