Provocation or failure?
“By most assessments, Mr. Kim is vicious and impetuous, but not irrational.”
Fire and fury.
The question is… how crazy is Kim?
“This is a very uncomfortable development for the United States.”
“With each successive detonation and missile test, North Korea pushes northeast Asia and the world closer to instability…”
“There’s only a few of us here who still believe in the Constitution.”
“‘everyone with his dagger drawn’ would be a fair description”
“The Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile flew 600 miles before exploding…”
“It is the threat that keeps me awake at night.”
“we certainly would urge North Korea to refrain from doing that sort of thing.”
Failure to launch.
Hell to pay?
“I believe in a strong national defense. I believe in Ronald Reagan’s policy of ‘Peace through Strength.'”