For a long time now, North Korea has been testing missiles and has claimed that the country has been preparing for war with the United States. And although politicians have argued that the possibility of a war erupting between the United States and North Korea have been high for just as long, the tensions between the two countries have notably increased recently.
Even though people have many different views, theories, and ideas regarding the “inevitable war”, many people have come to a consensus that the current American President, Donald J. Trump, has added fuels to the flames.
Last month, President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss possible solutions to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear program. Trump has also started to “update the public” via Twitter, arguing that North Korea “is behaving very badly” and that the country is “looking for trouble.”
However, Trump should not carry the full responsibility of the rise in hostility between the two nations. North Korea has recently started to increase
the number of missile tests, firing 8 missiles this year and has now detained 4 American citizens on charges of committing “hostile acts” against the nation.
Valencia High School sophomore, George Kim shares his opinions with JSR. “I’ve accepted the fact that this war with North Korea is going to happen for several years now. I mean, technically speaking, the Korean War still isn’t over. But now that Trump is in the picture as well, it’s gonna happen a lot sooner.”
In the end, it’s unsure what’s going to happen, but with tensions intensifying between the two nations, it is recommended that all citizens remain alert for whatever is to come.