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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Stopping the March to War with North Korea

The threat of military conflict with North Korea is increasing by the day. This morning, President Trump tweeted that “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.

But what’s really missing from this conversation — in Congress and in the media — is being bold about not just military solutions, but diplomatic solutions. So earlier this week, we paid for a national, scientific poll on the issue. Here’s what it found:
  • 82% of Americans are afraid that if the U.S. struck North Korea militarily, they would respond by launching nuclear weapons at the U.S.

  • 75% of voters, including 68% of Republicans, want the U.S. to exhaust all diplomatic means to avoid a war. And 86% want direct talks with North Korea.

  • Only 41% of Americans approve of Trump’s handling of this issue.

The American people want diplomacy, not an inevitable march to war with a nation that has nuclear capabilities. We are going to lead on this issue. But we can’t do it alone:

When President Trump fired cruise missiles into Syria, members of the media and the same usual suspects in Congress watched in awe and celebration. We desperately need a counter-balance on North Korea, and VoteVets aims to provide it.
All my best,
Will Fischer
Iraq War Veteran and Director of Government Relations

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