ABCD学院 メールマガジン 2017年4月号

Business: English Skills





この演説について本国アメリカのメディアでは、どの様に報じているのでしょか。 今回は、星条旗新聞の記事から抜粋して解説を行いたいと思います

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan ? Vice President Mike Pence said “Alloptions are on the table (1)” as North Korea continues to develop itsnuclear-weapons and ballistic-missile programs, during a speech Wednesday aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.
Pence also told gathered service members from both U.S. and Japanese forces that Tokyo will “assume a larger role and responsibility”within its security alliance with Washington (2).
Pence arrived in Japan on Tuesday and met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for discussions on security and trade. Both leaders agreed that China must take on a larger role in dealing with North Korea, Japanese officials said. The U.S. will continue to pursue diplomatic and economic solutions in concert with other nations to end North Korea’s
ambitions, Pence said. “But as all of you know, readiness is the keyand you, the instruments of American policy, should know:all options are on the table,” Pence told servicemembers aboard the ship.

“Those who would challenge our resolve or our readiness should know:we will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response.”(3)
Pence once again said the era of “strategic patience” is over (4),referring to a policy attributed to some Obama administration officials in dealing with the communist state. <続く>

By ERIK SLAVIN、「Pence in Japan: ‘All options are on the table’
regarding North Korea」、
Stars and Stripes、2017/04/18更新、

naval base 海軍基地
ballistic missile 弾道ミサイル
USS Ronald Reagan(米海軍横須賀基地に停泊中の)原子力空母ロナルド・レーガン
in concert with ~と協力して
ambition 大望,野心,野望  *この場合の様に悪い意味でも用いられます!
era 時代
attribute to ~に帰する
Obama administration オバマ政権
the communist state 共産主義国(ここでは北朝鮮のこと)

(1) 「全ての選択肢がテーブルの上にある」*ここでは軍事的手段を示
(2) ワシントンとの安保体制において東京は「より大きな役割を担い、責任を負う」ことになる
(4) 戦略的忍耐の時代は終わった