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For once, the Obama administration is taking the right tack regarding to North Korea.

Recently, the belligerent communist dictatorship announced plans for testing its latest long-range nuclear-capable missile through a launch in Hawaii’s direction this Saturday — a lovely little 4th of July tribute. Apparently, our deployment of anti-missile systems to our 50th state is tantamount to an act of war.

This is the same North Korea that keeps testing nuclear weapons and shouts its belligerence and defiance to the world ad nauseam.

So, how did the Obama administration choose to answer the latest escalating confrontation? By “testing” one of our own ICBMs. That’s right. On virtually zero notice, we dusted off one of our Minuteman III missiles (a weapon celebrating its 40th birthday this year) and shot it off in the general direction of North Korea.

This response should drive home more effectively than any diplomatic wording could, the message that whatever military ambitions North Korea may be fevering with, we have realized them and surpassed them decades ago. Our warheads, unlike theirs, actually work. So Kim, are you sure you want in on this game?

This is perhaps the only language North Korea can understand. The question remains whether it will smarten up in the wake of this display of force, or attempt to call Obama’s bluff.


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