Op-Ed: North Korea: Can Deterrence Still Work?

Op-Ed: North Korea: Can Deterrence Still Work?

North Korea’s successful simultaneous firing of four of its long-range missile arsenal at the beginning of the annual Allied military exercises in South Korea makes it clear that the Allies are in critical need of decisive action to strengthen deterrence efforts against the North Koreans.

I was on the Joint Staff working in nuclear operations and I remember the moment we realized that our attempt to prevent nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula had failed and the North had produced enough fissile material for several nuclear warheads. That day triggered efforts well beyond the lowest level of deterrence seen in the chart below: the restraint phase. We immediately began planning to ensure our nuclear forces could meet any threat posed by possible North Korean nuclear forces.

21st Century Civil Discourse?

Twenty-first century civil discourse seems anything but civil. Voters are beaten; cities torched and congressional town hall meetings disrupted by thuggish, thoughtless thieves of sanity and safety.

Malevolent Millennials used mob rule to intimidate dissent into submission with open support from the Obama administration. President Trump's promotion of law and order was welcome relief to citizens and cops held hostage by rent-a-rioters, gangs and solo assailants on the loose.

The battle to return civility, and safety, to public discourse has taken a decided turn for the better as the current administration makes it clear mob rule won't be tolerated.

Active citizens like former US Senate candidate and America advocate Rob Maness recently held national rallies in support of the president and served notice they were hostages no longer.

If one side won't be civil while discussing civil rights, offenders can expect to be ejected from the public square until their behavior improves.

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is creator of the Cap Black Street Patrol. http://www.capblackrlsh.wordpress.com
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Spirit of America Rallies in Louisiana

Louisiana's first Spirit of America Rally took place on February 27. We had a great turnout of 150 patriots to celebrate President Trump and his America-First policies. I want to thank all who supported this rally today. Special thank you to Mike ChurchJeff CrouereConnie ZimmermannThunder Roads LouisianaTravis ThompsonRyan Davies

We hope to see you all at one of the other rallies taking place around Louisiana on March 4. Remember, these rallies are not about left or right, they are inclusive, non-partisan, and open to anyone supporting President Trump in his efforts to bring back jobs to America, put the security of our nation ahead of political correctness, improve our infrastructure, revitalize the inner cities and secure our nation's borders.