After a meeting with President Trump and national security team members, Defense Secretary James Mattis held a brief news conference regarding the threat North Korea poses to the United States. His language was strong and pointed.
Sec. Mattis warns any threat to US or its allies from North Korea would be met with a military response "both effective and overwhelming." pic.twitter.com/CRgym6x9sS
— ABC News (@ABC) September 3, 2017
Mattis said there would be a “massive military response” that would be both “effective and overwhelming” if there is a threat to the U.S.
Mattis: "We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea. But as I said we have many options to do so.”
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) September 3, 2017
The Mattis statement was brief, somber and authoritative – especially with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen Joe Dunford at his side.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 3, 2017
— Strategic Sentinel (@StratSentinel) September 3, 2017
Stay tuned to see what steps will be taken next if and when the provocation continues.