Delivering a statement Monday at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice:
"On behalf of the president of the United States, my message to the people of South Korea is this: We are with you 100%. Even in these troubled times, we stand with you for a free and secure future. The United States of America stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Republic of Korea - and the service and vigilance of some 37,500 U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines on this frontier of freedom stands as a testament to the enduring partnership between our people.
The alliance between South Korea and the United States is the linchpin of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula, and indeed throughout the Asian Pacific. The United States' commitment to South Korea is ironclad and immutable, and under President Trump's leadership, I know our lands will even be stronger, our nations' will be safer, and the Asian Pacific will be more secure...
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Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea would do well not to test his resolve, or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region. We will continue to deploy the THAAD missile defense system as a defensive measure, called for by the alliance and for the alliance. We will continue to evolve a comprehensive set of capabilities to ensure the security of South Korea. And as our Secretary of Defense made clear here in South Korea not long ago, we will defeat any attack, and we will meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective response...Read the rest of the story HERE and follow links to related stories below:
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