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We've been saying for months now that sometime between now and the end of his first term in office U.S. President Donald Trump is going to have a huge - and potentially deadly - decision to make about North Korea and its nuclear-weapons program for months.
And as tensions continue to mount in this global hotspot, that statement is becoming even more inevitable.
As a whole, the United States has been underestimating the pace of North Korea's technical advances with nukes, and we're quickly reaching the point where this goes from worry to real risk.
From the beginning, we've said that North Korea's nuclear program is an issue that is much more troublesome than the Pentagon would have us believe - and each new development is proving us right.
Just look at the events of the past three days...
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