CIA Director: Administration considering regime change in North Korea. pic.twitter.com/xZ3uwHItkW— Fox News (@FoxNews) 21 July 2017
Which comes on top of Mad Dog ramping up provoking China in The South China Sea:
President Trump approved a Pentagon plan this year that will require regular challenges to China’s excessive maritime claims in the South China Sea, Breitbart News has learned.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sent the plan to the White House in April that outlines a schedule for the whole year of when U.S. Navy ships will sail through international waters China illegally claims, according to a U.S. official.
Although the U.S. Navy has routinely conducted these “freedom of navigation operations” all around the world for decades, the Obama administration put a stop on them in the South China Sea from 2012 to 2015, with only a few in 2016, out of concern for upsetting China.
Under Obama, the Pentagon would send requests for FONOPs to the National Security Council, where they would stall. There was a concern “of doing anything that would cause anybody to get their feathers ruffled,” the official said.
During that time, China began aggressively building up islands and reefs in the South China Sea and increasingly placing military equipment on them, even though the territory is also claimed by Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines.
Under the new plan, the White House will already be aware of the planned operations so that they will not be “a surprise” every time a request comes up the chain of command, and they will be approved faster than before, the official said.
Having them approved faster will allow the operations to be conducted on a “very routine, very regular” basis, with the benefit of making each operation part of a regular program to keep the waters open, versus a “one-off event.”
[source : EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s Pentagon Plans to Challenge Chinese Claims in South China Sea, Breitbart, http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/07/20/trump-pentagon-south-china-sea-plan/, 20th July 2017
What part of "South China Sea" does the Pentagon not understand?!
It's not called The South Chile Sea.
Or The South Mexico Sea.
Or The South Canada Sea.
It's called The South China Sea for a reason.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon wants to build secret bases in Syria without permission from Syria.
It's called Bomber Trump's Pivot to Asia (and Syria).
In other words: continuity of agenda.