In a security conference along with Homeland Security Chief John Kelly, McMaster said that "The threat is much more immediate now and so it's clear that we can't repeat the same approach--failed approach of the past."
Using Einstein's famous quote in paraphrase he said it would be insanity to continue to do the same thing the U.S. has done for years and expect a different result.
McMaster's words come just a day prior to Trump meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The new South Korean leader vowed to stand firmly with President Trump against North Korea, mainly because he'd be a fool not to. Moon downplayed his past desire for a softer, gentler, weak approach toward the hermit nation.
"Together we will achieve the dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear program, peace on the Korean Peninsula and eventually peace in Northeast Asia," Moon said, as he took a deep drag off a fat one.
The talks between Tweetin' Trump and Moonbeam Moon begin tonight and then there will be formal talks tomorrow, Friday.
China wants Trump to negotiate with Kim. That's about as likely as Kim doing a TV ad for Nutri System in spandex biking pants. Trump is frustrated with China's anemic effort to pressure the North with economic pressure.
And corpulent Kim is showing no signs that he wishes to restart talks on giving up his nuclear aspirations. He'd sooner give up his favorite testicle than give up his nuke program.
Moon told liberal newspaper The Washington Post that North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "unreasonable" and "very dangerous." The Washington Post didn't know that.
Moon believes that North Korea needs to be pressured to get compliance from them and bragged that he got a B+ in Political Science, which was obvious when he delayed the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system the U.S. was going to deploy to the South. It would protect the citizens of South Korea as well as the 28,000 U.S. forces on the peninsula from ballistic missile attacks by the North Koreans.
No big deal, right Moon?
Moon ordered an environmental review before allowing additional launchers for THAAD because not only is he an idiot, he is also worried that shooting off a missile disturbs the hearing of some species of frogs.