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Striking back at criticisms of President Donald Trump's rhetoric having amped up the military tensions with North Korea, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday "we're not closer to war than a week ago," pinning the true blame on past administrations.
"We're not closer to war than a week ago, but we are closer to war than we were a decade ago," McMaster told ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos.
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"This has been a problem that we've procrastinated on for a long period of time, and now it's coming to a head, where the threat from North Korea – not only to the United States but the world – is very, very clear. And it demands a concerted effort by the United States, but with our allies and with all responsible nations."
McMaster praised the president and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for their work to "bring together all nations" in the common goal of "denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula."
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"Our response is we are prepared militarily to deal with this if necessary," McMaster told Stephanopoulos. "But we're taking all possible actions short of military action to resolve this very grave threat to the United States and...
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