The President of the United States Donald trump asked Congress to increase the defense budget in connection with the threat from North Korea. His message to the house of representatives is published on the website of the White house.
“The request includes an additional $ 4 billion to support missile systems and improvement of the defence to counter the threat from North Korea,” the letter reads.
Another $ 700 million trump asked for the repair of destroyers of the US Navy “John McCain” and “Fitzgerald”, faced last summer with merchant ships, and 1.2 billion is required to it on the implementation of the strategy for South Asia. In particular, these funds will be used to transfer additional 3,5 thousand American military in Afghanistan.
November 6, trump said that the era of strategic patience towards North Korea has ended. He said this during a visit to Japan. “Some people think my words are too strong. But look what happened in 25 years soft negotiations. Look where we are now,” said trump.
Relations between Washington and Pyongyang worsened in the aftermath of North Korea testing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. In September, trump has promised to deal with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, whom he contemptuously called “little missile”. In response North Korea has threatened to strike at an unexpected moment “unimaginable impact” on the American territory.