All options for responding to future provocation must remain on the table. Diplomatic and financial levers of power will be backed up by willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action, if necessary. We much prefer a negotiated solution to this problem. But we are committed to defending ourselves and our allies against North Korean aggression.
This new pressure campaign will be swiftly implemented, and painful to North Korean interest. We must be willing to face the hard truths. And make hard choices right now, to prevent disastrous outcomes to the future.