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PlaidStallion: Hey, Bolton is known as a guy Republicans turn to to get things done. From Stone’s book:
Further efforts to reach agreement during the Bush and Obama years failed, although North Korea repeatedly stated its willingness to halt its nuclear program if a deal could be struck guaranteeing its security. When the younger, Swiss-educated Kim replaced his father in 2011, many hoped for liberalization of the dictatorial regime. But, having learned from the fate of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, Kim accelerated the pace of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. Obama, largely eschewing diplomacy, responded with an aggressive cyber warfare strategy to slow the North’s progress.
North Korea’s accelerated efforts yielded fruit. On July 4, 2017, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) tested a Hwasong-14 ICBM that it claimed could “reach anywhere in the world,” including the mainland United States. On August 5, the UN unanimously slapped new sanctions on North Korea, banning export of North Korean coal, lead, iron, and seafood-exports that counted for approximately $1 billion of North Korea's $3 billion earnings. North Korea accused the U.S. of trying to “strangle” it and threatened a sharp response.
The U.S. intelligence community reported that North Korea possessed as many as sixty nuclear weapons and had developed a miniaturized nuclear warhead that could fit atop a missile. When the North Koreans threatened to fire missiles at Guam, Trump erupted, warning of “fire and the fury like the world has never seen.” “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely,” he tweeted.
Among those demanding military action was soon-to-be national security advisor John Bolton. On Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, he called for preemptive strikes “before North Korea has dozens and dozens of nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles that can hit the United States.” He declared on Secure Freedom Radio on August 10 that “you eliminate the nuclear threat by eliminating North Korea.”