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Trump aide says Tillerson's role is diplomatic, not military

Trump aide says Tillerson's role is diplomatic, not military

Trump issued a presidential memorandum on January 27 that, among other things, directed the secretary of defense to initiate a Nuclear Posture Review "to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern, robust, flexible, resilient, ready, and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies". -North Korea negotiations collapsed in 2012 when Pyongyang launched a long-range rocket that derailed an agreement of a North Korean nuclear freeze in exchange for US food aid.

This week, Trump has issued stern warnings to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. At a minimum, Pyongyang would renew its long-standing demands for an end to joint U.S.

White House deputy advisor Sebastian Gorka on Thursday forcefully dismissed talk from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that "Americans should sleep well at night", as it relates to North Korea. "And I think he knows that". "I think he's there mentally".

"Florida Democrats have offered mixed reactions so far with U.S. Rep".

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Sen. Graham also said he doesn't think Trump needs congressional approval to launch a military strike against North Korea, claiming, "There's nothing in the Constitution limiting the ability to use force to protect America". Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., calling out the president's rhetoric.

"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States", Trump told reporters on Tuesday.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., sent a more measured statement to Action News Jax.

North Korea has reportedly been threatening to attack the US territory of Guam more than 2,000 miles southeast of North Korea in the Pacific Ocean.