Mullen Expresses Concern Over 'Brinkmanship' With North Korea

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Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen is warning that tensions with North Korea could easily get "out of control" and blames President Trump's harsh rhetoric for narrowing options. Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press , Mullen was asked whether the president's bellicose comments on North Korea had made the situation worse. "It eliminates maneuver space for him because it looks like brinkmanship to me," said Mullen, a retired admiral. The remarks by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama come after a week of tit for tat between Washington and Pyongyang that saw Trump promise to respond to North Korean threats with "fire and fury" and tweeting that a military response was "locked and loaded."...

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