This Guy Just Made North Korea Twice as Dangerous to the United States

Despite what the mainstream media are saying, North Korea is less likely than ever to hold diplomatic talks with the United States.

That's because the very diplomat who would "talk" to the Hermit Regime's dictator, Kim Jong Un - or any of his proxy ambassadors, for that matter - just announced his resignation.

And this fact alone suggests North Korea now presents twice the threat to Uncle Sam that it did yesterday.

Fortunately for you, this elevated threat level can mean fast, reliable profits - if you play it right.

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The State Department Just Lost Its Top North Korea Negotiator

North Korea
Joseph Y. Yun

Without warning this morning, the State Department's top diplomat in charge of North Korean policy told CNN that he will be retiring from his job...

...on Friday.

U.S. diplomat to Pyongyang Joseph Yun said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accepted his resignation "with regret" this morning.

"It was completely my decision to retire at this time," Yun told CNN, who then cited "personal reasons" as rationale for his departure.

Yun joined the State Department in 1985 and has served as head of the political division in the U.S. Embassy in Seoul since the early 2000s.

The ramifications of Yun's loss are dire indeed...

First of all, his absence alone will leave yet a gaping hole in Washington's staffing on Korean issues. The Trump administration has not yet nominated an ambassador to South Korea, and the State Department does not have a confirmed assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, either.

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Yun is also the sole person in the State Department who's actually spoken directly with North Korean diplomats. And last June, it was Yun who went to Pyongyang to collect Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student who had been detained in North Korea for 17 months.

Yun brought Warmbier back to the United States on a medical evacuation flight. The 22-year-old died six days later.

During that trip to Pyongyang, Yun was able to see the three other Americans being detained in North Korea. That was the last time the three men have been seen or heard from.

With Yun absent, the fates of these three American captives become even more dubious.

Finally, Yun has long been a strong proponent of diplomatic talks.

His absence could therefore tip the White House scales in favor of military action by default.

Or at least, it could appear to North Korea that way, bringing its tentative offerings of diplomacy to a swift end.

North Korean Gen. Kim Yong Chol told South Korean President Moon Jae In just this past Sunday that Pyongyang is willing to talk to the United States, but with Yun out of the picture, this seems less likely.

Especially since all options - including the use of military force - remain on the table.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stated as much on Feb. 11, when he professed that the United States is ready to talk, but that "no pressure comes off until they are actually doing something that the alliance believes represents a meaningful step toward denuclearization," reported The Washington Post that day.

"So the maximum pressure campaign is going to continue and intensify," Pence added.

That means now's as a good time as ever for investors to pick up a defense stock - before any hint of actual military action rears its head.

And this company could double your money by 2019...

A World Leader in Military and Defenese

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) is one of the world's premier defense contractors.

The company's annual revenue recently topped $47 billion per year, and profits reached $5 billion. Also in 2017, company executives raised LMT's annual profit growth forecast by 5%.

Because the constant threats of war, terrorism, and other conflicts are virtually never-ending, there will always be demand for defense companies like Lockheed Martin.

And Lockheed is one of the world's leading companies in supplying defense products to governments and organizations across the world.

It's so profitable that it's able to pay out a huge $2.00 per share dividend every quarter, or $8.00 per year. At the current share price of $361.55, that represents a dividend yield of 2.23%.

Lockheed's stock performed exceptionally in 2017, with a nearly 32% gain.

But we expect it to more than double by 2019 because of strong demand for its cutting-edge military jets. Not to mention the continued tensions with North Korea, now exacerbated by Yun's departure.

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