Murphy: ‘I’m Very Concerned About the Lack of Any Coherent Policy’ from Trump in the Middle East
MURPHY: "I’ve been very concerned about the lack of any coherent policy from this administration in the Middle East. But on North Korea, there aren’t a lot of great options here. There weren’t a lot available to President Obama and there aren’t a lot available to President Trump. I think some of this military escalation and this tough talk have been ham-handed saying the 'Vinson' was on its way when it wasn’t, threatening unilateral preemptive action without a real plan, but the Trump Administration is right to try to ramp up pressure on China, which is ultimately the only path, the only nonmilitary path, to try to disabuse North Korea of their nuclear weapons intentions. I think he’s right to put all the cards on the table with China to try to get them to force North Korea’s hand."