A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched on Wake Island during testing Nov. 1, 2015. (Ben Listerman/ Defense Department)
Frustrated that North Korea has been undeterred by international sanctions, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is conducting a policy review to look for more effective ways to counter Pyongyang's missile and nuclear threats.
Adding new urgency to this longstanding security threat is North Korea’s accelerated efforts to develop the capability to strike the U.S. mainland with a nuclear tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM.)
In January President Trump tweeted “it will not happen,” in response to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s statement indicating that his country would soon test an ICBM.
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WNU Editor: North Korea is making it clear that they have military options on the table .... NORTH KOREA: Missile tests were practice runs to hit the US military in Japan (Business Insider). Some Japanese lawmakers are also pursuing an aggressive response .... As North Korea missile threat grows, Japan lawmakers argue for first strike options (Reuters).
More News On Reports That There Are Military Options On The Table Against North Korea
US puts stronger military options on table -- Korea Times
US Admiral: Don't Rule Out Military Options Against North Korea -- VOA
U.S. military deploys advanced defensive missile system to South Korea, citing North Korean threat -- Washington Post
Tillerson could float military response to North Korea during Asia trip -- Washington Examiner
Trump Says US Uses Whole Spectrum of Military Capabilities to Deter N. Korea -- Sputnik