The weapon, which is known as the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ targeted an Islamic State (ISIS) tunnel system on Thursday, killing at least 36 ISIS fighters.
No civilians are believed to have been harmed during the attack and is the first time the bomb has been used.
Kurt Volker, a former US ambassador to Nato, claimed the President’s attack would have sent shockwaves across the globe.
Speaking on Newsnight, he said: “I do think it starts as an operational and an effective with this question.
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“What does it take to be effective?
“Here I think this is very much targeting the mission in Afghanistan, targeting ISIS, targeting the Taliban. That’s the starting point.
“But that said when you are conveying to the world that the United States is willing to take decisions, is willing to act and will be effective, that is a signal that will be picked up around the world, probably in a fortuitous way.
“Someone like Kim Jong-un will be thinking twice about the seriousness of the US and the effectiveness of the US.”
Tensions between the US and North Korea have increased after Kim Jong-un launched a ballistic missile on the communist nation’s east coast which landed into the sea off the Korean peninsula.
Kim Jong-un will be thinking twice about the seriousness of the US
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The US leader tweeted that North Korea was “looking for trouble” after he pledged to put pressure on China to stand up to the communist leader.
Donald Trump has deployed two destroyer vessels close to the Korean peninsula, with each capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles – the same weaponry used to strike an airbase in Syria last week.
The former US ambassador to Nato reiterated this attack had a very clear target.
He added: “I think the change is to give the military a more ambitious mission and to then give them the authorisation to go in and to carry out.
“Not to act with any constraint of law, not to act in ways that would have the US committing war crimes.
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“But to say the mission is to destroy ISIS, the mission is to stabilise Afghanistan, go and do that.”
The GBU-43 bomb, used in the attack, weighs 21,600 pounds, is 30 feet long and contains 11 tons of explosives – capable of creating an explosion with a 300m radius.
Speaking after the strike, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the US wass taking the threat from ISIS “very seriously”.
He said: “In order to defeat the group we must deny them operational space. Which we did.”