As North Korea continues to amp up their aggressive actions, Vice President Mike Pence made a trip to South Korea, during which he visited the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Although other top-ranking U.S. officials have made the visit as well, Pence didn’t just visit — he stared down North Korea’s troops.
Despite security concerns, Pence made it clear that he wanted to step out take a look himself, and that’s precisely what he did.
Though other top-ranking U.S. officials have visited the DMZ in the past, Pence actually ventured outside and stared down North Korean troops
Not only did Pence make a strong statement with his actions, he also sent a clear message to North Korea that business as usual is over.
As he stood alongside South Korea’s acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn, Pence made it abundantly clear that North Korea does not want to mess with the United States.
“Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan,” Pence said. “North Korea would do well not to test his resolve — or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region.”
He also said that the “era of strategic patience is over,” in reference to the Obama era policy.
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