There are almost 200 countries on Earth. Even though people know of France's fear, Russia's hacks, and Syria's plight, one nation continuously hogs the limelight. North Korea is like an outcast among its brethren. As other states play nice with treaties and trade agreements, it isolates itself from both friends and foes. With communism at the forefront, the island celebrates 2017 in a different (and dangerous) fashion. Its leader, Kim Jong-Un, readies weaponry. According to The Guardian, experts are worried. "North Korea is capable [...] to start testing an intercontinental ballistic missile in 2017 [...] weapons experts have warned." Individuals are terrified. With a brusque president-elect and an apoplectic country, anything is possible.
President Barack Obama will leave office shortly. When his successor, Donald Trump, assumes position, he'll need to stabilize relations with North Korea. And, no, Twitter is not the preferred outlet. In regard to the missile's launch, Trump tweets, "It won't happen!" The mogul reminds his followers of its former, failed attempt, as a means to assuage panic. Unfortunately, his enemy is prepared for a fight. Will another war begin?
The Obama administration fails to eliminate North Korea's objective. While nobody is fatally injured from the contention, there's still an alarming standoff between the two governments. What's Trump's plan? Will he lead his citizens (and undocumented immigrants) to safety? Only time can tell, but expect a game changer.
International Business Times reports, "Republican Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) [...] called for the Trump administration, which takes office Jan. 20, to further implement the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act." The policy is designed to punish any illegal action in Pyongyang. While President Obama enforces only a small portion, Congress might execute the entire plan. Regardless of any decision, everyone agrees on the destabilization of North Korea's munition. Let's just hope nobody dies from the conflict.