by Max Brantley
My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017
...Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017
Tillerson defended Trump's comments Wednesday, saying the President had sent a "strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong-Un would understand."Also, Defense Secretary James Mattis issued tough talk about the potential destruction of Korean people.
But he also sought to reassure Americans that war was not imminent. "I have nothing that I have seen and nothing that I know of would indicate that the situation has dramatically changed in the last 24 hours," Tillerson said on a flight from the region. "Americans should sleep well at night," he said.