NBC: Trump’s Options for North Korea Include Placing Nukes in South Korea
The National Security Council has presented President Donald Trump with options to respond to North Korea's nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News.
Both scenarios are part of an accelerated review of North Korea policy prepared in advance of Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week.
The White House hopes the Chinese will do more to influence Pyongyang through diplomacy and enhanced sanctions. But if that fails, and North Korea continues its development of nuclear weapons, there are other options on the table that would significantly alter U.S. policy.
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WNU Editor: This Russian news report is probably accurate .... ‘New strategy’ on North Korea in the works after Trump meets Chinese president – Tillerson (RT). As to what that "new strategy" may be .... a combination of political/economic/and military measures all working together to squeeze North Korea. And in the event that everything explodes .... making sure that all the countries in the region will be united to stop North Korea .... and that will include China and Russia. As to deploying U.S. nuclear weapons to South Korea .... to me it is a bad idea, but many South Koreans want it. And as for direct military action .... no one in the region wants that right now.
Update: Truth be told .... he usually is in hiding .... Expert: Watch to see if Kim Jong-Un goes into hiding after Syria strike (FOX News).
More News On The Current Tense Situation On the Korean Peninsula
Put nukes in South Korea and KILL Kim Jong-un: National Security Council gives Trump options for dealing with North Korea -- Daily Mail
Trump mulls options to take out Kim Jong-un or place U.S. nukes in South Korea: report -- NYDaily News
OPERATION KILL KIM Donald Trump’s top advisors ‘tell him assassinating North Korea’s tyrant Kim Jong-un is the only solution to stopping nuke threat’ -- The SUN
N. Korea Calls U.S. Strikes on Syria "Unforgivable" -- FOX News
North Korea says US air strikes on Syria vindicates decision to develop nuclear weapons -- ABC News Online
North Korea says US air strikes on Syria prove it is 'the right choice' to have nuclear weapons -- The Independent
US attack on Syria could send North Korea clear message -- FOX News
US Syria Strike Sent Strong Message to North Korea -- VOA
Getting Rid of North Korea’s Dictator, With China’s Help -- Roderick MacFarquhar, NYT
US missile strike on Syria 'carries message for North Korea and China': analysts -- DW
What Are America's Options on North Korea? -- Uri Friedman, The Atlantic