Donald Trump isn’t the only world leader sending his country’s military to the Korean Peninsula; China and Russia are in the region gathering data as tensions heat up between the US and North Korea. China has already warned North Korea to not threaten the US with their rhetoric (and missile tests.) Now, Russia may have given an indirect response to the United States’ Korean effort—with their claim the US Navy could be wiped out with an electronic bomb.
Russian media, which is known to be run by the state, said an inexpensive electronic-signal-jamming weapon could render “planes, ships and missiles useless.” The report came shortly after President Trump sent the USS Carl Vinson to the Korean Peninsula—a ship that’s carrying enough aircraft to enable major damage to an enemy. Is Trump getting ready to use military action against North Korea?
The US and Russia haven’t been getting along—especially after Trump bombed a Syrian airfield thought to be the source of a recent, Syrian, chemical-weapon attack (on their own innocent citizens). Is the US presence in North Korea going to make relations even worse between the two countries? It’s already been said tensions between the US and Russia haven’t been this bad since the height of the Cold War.
As reported, “The propaganda piece even quotes top US General Frank Gorenc as saying: ‘Russian electronic weapons completely paralyse the functioning of American electronic equipment installed on missiles, aircraft and ships.’
The reporter adds: ‘You don’t need to have expensive weapons to win—powerful radio-electronic jamming is enough.’”
It’s undeniable that President Trump handles foreign policy very differently than Obama. Trump is willing to take action against corruption and threats. Because of this, many Americans are worried the US is headed for World War III.
Are the possible threats from Russia indicative of them siding with North Korea?