"gunboat diplomacy"

In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Marines of the U.S., left, and South Korea wearing blue headbands on their helmets, take positions after landing on a beach during the joint military combined amphibious exercise, called Ssangyong, part of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South …

North Korea Blasts ‘Good-for-Nothing’ U.S. Military for ‘Gunboat Diplomacy’

North Korea’s state media chided America’s “good-for-nothing military moves” and “gunboat diplomacy” in a column Tuesday about an unconfirmed military exercise, the same day Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis confirmed that the Pentagon has no plans to cancel any other exercises with Seoul to show goodwill.