Pres. Trump: Options to address North Korea ‘overwhelming’

President Donald Trump waves as he walks from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Marine One for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md.. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD (AP) — President Donald Trump says the United States will defend its people against all threats to its way of life, including North Korea.

He says the government in Pyongyang has once again shown its “utter contempt” for its neighbors and for the entire world community by launching another ballistic missile over Japan, a U.S. ally.

Speaking at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Trump says he’s more confident than ever, after seeing the military hardware on base, that U.S. options for addressing the threat from North Korea “are both effective and overwhelming.”

Trump was visiting the base — the home of Air Force One — to mark the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force.

He says it’s the “greatest air force on the face of this earth. By far.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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