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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:19 PM

Officials: Trump has military options for North Korea

Source: CNN

Officials: Trump has military options for North Korea

By Dan Merica, CNN
Updated 2:33 PM ET, Fri September 15, 2017

Washington (CNN) Multiple top Trump advisers said Friday there are military options available for dealing with the North Korea crisis, despite some experts and former Trump allies saying that there are no good options for the region.

Both national security adviser H.R. McMaster and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stressed during a White House briefing on the United Nations General Assembly that President Donald Trump did have military options to stop North Korea. Though they aren't their top choices for the region, Haley and McMaster said, they are available to the President.

"For those who have said, and been commenting about a lack of a military option, there is a military option," McMaster said. "Now it is not what we would prefer to do."

Haley said that the UN has "strangled their economic situation at this point" but the results of that are going to "take a little time but it has always tried to take effect."

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Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/politics/nikki-haley-hr-mcmaster-north-korea/index.html

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:22 PM

1. There's always a military option

It's very seldom the best option. Especially if you live in Seoul.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:18 PM

2. Of course there are military options

Nuclear weapons are available. Trump has given every indication that he would love to use them and in his ignorance, he doesn't understand the magnitude of their use.

Further, Trump doesn't really care about the hundreds of thousands-- or millions-- of people who would die in either a nuclear or non-nuclear first strike by the U.S.

In fact, if Trump thought he could cause regime change in North Korea and count it as a "win," I think Trump would use nukes then invade.

We are in very dangerous times.

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