Can US Attack North Korea and Claim ‘Self Defense’?

“He is risky”, Humphrey said in the letter.

In a letter sent to Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.) first reported by, Humphrey accuses Trump of making a bad situation worse with his recent promise that North Korea would face “fire and fury” if it continued to threaten the U.S.

On Thursday, President Donald Trump doubled down on his threats to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea, pushing back against criticism that his aggressive rhetoric might backfire and inflame tensions.

The former senator also encouraged the state’s House representatives, both Democrats, to support legislation in the House, HR1987, the Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act, which would create a commission to invoke the 25th amendment and “carry out a medical examination of the President to determine whether the President is mentally or physically unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office”. The administration has been very open about the idea that their consistent threats to North Korea are trying to force a policy change, and attacking North Korea based purely on their retaliatory capabilities, despite being the exact nature of the threats, wouldn’t meet legal standards.

Pushes for diplomacy have fallen on deaf ears, with Trump Administration officials insisting North Korea only understands threats and violence.

“I think he’s made a decision long ago, quite frankly, to try to negotiate the threat with North Korea, to try to find a way through negotiations to end the threat to the American homeland”, he said.

US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after a security briefing at his golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, US, August 10, 2017. All parties must assure North Koreans they we will forego any military action against them if North Korea remains peaceful.

As tensions continued to mount on Thursday between Washington and Pyongyang, former President Jimmy Carter said North Korean leaders are convinced the USA plans to launch a preemptive strike against the nation.

“Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely”.

Donald Trump is impaired by a seriously sick psyche”, Humphrey wrote.

Humphrey has trashed Trump repeatedly throughout the campaign, urging the Republican National Committee (RNC) to replace Trump as the nominee months before Election Day.