A Nebraska United States Senator says the Trump Administration needs a strategy for handling the hotspots of the world.
Sen. Deb Fischer says North Korea is an isolated, unpredictable country and the United States needs help to avoid allowing the tensions to ratchet up any higher.
“I think what we have to do is continue to open up dialogue with China and get China more involved in trying to work to put some brakes on North Korea,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Fischer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says China is likely the only country than can have influence on North Korea.
As for Syria, Fischer says she is pressing the Trump Administration just as she pressed the Obama Administration; for a strategy.
Fischer says President Trump cannot fall into the trap President Obama fell into, not having a strategy for approaching Syria and ending the civil war there which has destabilized much of the Middle East.
Russia had a chance to help, according to Fischer, but failed to rein in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is accused of using chemical weapons on his own people.
Fischer says it appears both Russia and Iran are attempting to oust the United States from the region, which she says would create even more instability in the Middle East.
“We need to make sure that America is viewed as a leader, is viewed as a strong leader in the world, because that’s really what much of the world understands is strength.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]