“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.” Yeats wrote. The funny thing is, we didn’t seem to miss the center all that much after it was gone. America is perfectly satisfied hunkering down at the margins these days. Especially the margins of thinking.
The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that Kim Jong Un is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, NBC reports.
Multiple police agencies are responding to a reported shooting at North Park Elementary School, according to The Daily News. “We have a shooter down and three victims,” said Maria Garcia, a spokeswoman for San Bernardino City Unified. “One of them is a teacher, the other two are unknown, and their condition is unknown. We believe the situation is contained.”
A US aircraft carrier strike group is headed toward the Korean Peninsula, according to US officials cited by news wires on Saturday night. The move of the Vinson strike group is in response to recent North Korean provocations, an official said.
The National Security Council has presented the suddenly ragingly bellicose President Trump with several options to respond to North Korea's nuclear program: put American nukes in South Korea or kill dictator Kim Jong-un.
As previewed earlier tonight, the United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria on Friday morning in retaliation for this week's alleged chemical weapons attack against civilians by the Assad regime.