Bully Pulpit

Obama Denounces Korean Nuke

Does President Obama’s first foreign crisis loom? He said today on the White House steps that the world must “stand up to” North Korea after the country conducted a nuclear test. The test and subsequent firings of short-range ground-to-air missiles “pose a grave threat to the peace and security of the world and I strongly condemn their reckless action,” he said. "North Korea will not find security and respect through threats and illegal weapons. We will work with our friends and allies to stand up to this behavior. The United States will never waver from our determination to protect our people and the peace and security of the world."