Nuclear submarines and messages to Beijing. It can be summed up like this US strategy towards North Korea in this sentence. The US Navy sent a The second is nuclear poweredUSS Annapolis, at a South Korean base To indicate the American commitment to defend the ally in confrontation Threats from Pyongyangwhich continues to test ballistic and cruise missiles.
last week, For the first time since the 1980s, an American submarine has nuclear weaponsUSS Kentucky, entered the South Korean port of Busan. Annapolis has conventional weapons, and in the event of a conflict its task will be to sink enemy ships. The presence of the USS Kentucky alarmed the North Koreanskisa: So much so that Defense Minister Kim has He threatened a preemptive nuclear strike. General Kang Sun Nam noted that Pyongyang last year changed its nuclear doctrine, envisioning the use of weapons of mass destruction should the regime feel threatened.
In Washington pairs military activity New political pressure on China In the hope that by influencing the “agent” Kim Jong-un, he will solve the North Korean issue. Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken told this to the Chinese on his last trip to Beijing. • China has a unique influence on Pyongyang e Let’s hope he uses it to get denuclearization cooperation “This hope is not new, but for now,” Blinken said, speaking at the Aspen Security Forum Xi Jinping (who also dislikes Kim) showed no interest In the nuclear disarmament from a threatened ally.
After all, North Korea creates Another problem for the United States This could be a beneficial diversion for China. However, Blinken told the Chinese that if they “cannot or will not” act to stop Kim The United States will respond not only by increasing its military presence around the Korean peninsula for defensive purposes, But it will strengthen South Korea and Japan It will intensify military coordination with the two allies.
a’The close alliance between Washington, Seoul and Tokyo is exactly what China fears most. Xi Jinping denounced the attempt to encircle the United States, and establish in Asia NATO blocks to contain the rise of China. Agreement can be found, Blinken says, in exchangeBeijing’s commitment to defuse the North Korean bomb.
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