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Hirono to Trump: Nominate a U.S. Ambassador to South Korea ASAP

Sen Mazie Hironon. Courtesy photo.

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, released the following statement after Victor Cha confirmed that he is no longer being considered to serve as the ambassador to South Korea:

“One year into his presidency, Donald Trump has yet to nominate an ambassador to South Korea — one of our closest allies in a volatile region of the world.

That the White House is no longer considering Victor Cha’s nomination over his legitimate concerns about preemptive military strikes against North Korea is deeply troubling and undermines ongoing diplomatic efforts to deescalate tensions.

“Donald Trump’s aversion to differences of opinion is pathological and does not serve our national interest or the interests of our allies in the region.”

In a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2018, Sen. Hirono questioned experts on the Korean Peninsula on the importance of filling the ambassadorship. Last year, Sen. Hirono wrote to the President to urge him to fill the ambassadorship, and several other positions that are critical to finding a diplomatic solution to deescalate tensions with North Korea.

Poll: Do You Worry About the Potential of a North Korean Missile Attack?

With all this talk about North Korea and the missiles they have on stand-by that could potentially reach Hawaii and allegedly targeting military bases here in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific… Do You Worry About the Potential of a North Korean Missile Attack?

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I also wonder what the State Civil Defense system is working on in preparation for something like this.

Missile Launch

They say that it would only take 30 minutes for a missile to arrive here from North Korea!

I still remember what I wrote back in 2009 the first time I heard about the potential threat… now it seems like they are cranking things up a bit.

Hawaii News Now reports today that:

“Raising tensions with South Korea yet again, North Korea cut its last military hotline with Seoul on Wednesday, saying there was no need to continue military communications between the countries in a situation “where a war may break out at any moment….”

Cluster of Missiles on July 4th Towards Hawaii from Korea?

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Lanai Beach Evacuated Because of North Korea Missile Threat

Guests at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay may have been startled Friday to be warned to get off the beach and seek shelter because of a possible North Korean missile launch.

“It was a good example of miscommunication,” said county spokeswoman Mahina Martin…

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