Sunday, April 16, 2017

Last Call For The Pence-ive Diplomat

Vice President Pence, in the midst of a 10-day Asia trip, is making an unannounced visit to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, according to pool reports.

At 9:30 a.m. local time, a Blackhawk helicopter carrying Pence landed at Camp Bonifas, South Korea, the gateway to the DMZ.

Pence is expected to move inside the DMZ shortly, according to the pool report.

The visit comes amid growing tensions between North Korea and the U.S.

North Korea attempted to launch a ballistic missile Sunday on its east coast but failed. That attempt came one day after North Korea held a military parade showing off its latest missiles.

Pence was briefed on the launch while on Air Force Two en route to South Korea on Saturday night. It’s the first part of his multi-nation trip to reaffirm U.S. ties to the region, officials said.

That failed missile launch seems to have taken the starch out of Kim Jong Un's pants, and I guess we're sending Pence in because he's the relatively sane one, I guess.  Who knows.

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