Given the potential conflicts we are facing globally, the only appropriate thing for Clinton to have done is what I think all right-thinking Americans do. That is to support the administration, and particularly National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as they seek to resolve the intractable problem of the development of the North Korean nuclear program.

We watch seemingly weekly launches of the terrifying weapons in North Korea, including intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the West Coast of the United States, hydrogen and nuclear bombs, as well as provocative action toward Japan and Guam.

What we need from Clinton is support for the broad goals of the administration even if she disagrees with particular policies.