Thursday, April 13, 2017

NBC News: U.S. May Launch A Preemptive Strike If North Korea Proceeds Toward A Nuclear Test



NBC: U.S. May Launch Strike If North Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger

The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.

North Korea has warned that a "big event" is near, and U.S. officials say signs point to a nuclear test that could come as early as this weekend.

The intelligence officials told NBC News that the U.S. has positioned two destroyers capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles in the region, one just 300 miles from the North Korean nuclear test site.

American heavy bombers are also positioned in Guam to attack North Korea should it be necessary, and earlier this week, the Pentagon announced that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group was being diverted to the area.

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WNU Editor: The South Koreans do not believe the U.S. will launch preemptive strike .... US preemptive strike on NK unlikely, but even small mistake can spiral out of control: expert (Korea Herald).

Update: Even though the NBC report is quoting "numerous anonymous sources", the White House is strongly  denying this NBC report .... see here, here, and here.

Update #2: This is lousy reporting from NBC. If you watch the entire video report above .... it is only at the end that NBC says that such a strike would only happen if South Korea signs onto it .... which they have not.

More News On Reports That The U.S. May Launch A Preemptive Strike If North Korea Proceeds Toward A Nuclear Test

US may launch strike if North Korea moves to test nuclear weapon: report -- The Hill
Report: US May Launch Preemptive Strike If North Korea Moves Toward Nuclear Test -- TPM
NBC: US prepared to strike if North Korea moves toward nuclear test -- Axios
U.S. Military Prepared to Launch 'Preemptive' Strike if North Korea Follows Through With Nuclear Test -- independent Journal Review

12 comments:

Jay Farquharson said...

"Kim Jong-Un ‘orders IMMEDIATE EVACUATION of Pyongyang’ as tensions with US escalate
NORTH Korea leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered residents of the country’s capital Pyongyang to leave the city immediately, sparking fears he may be preparing for war."


http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/791251/kim-jong-un-north-korea-imminent-war-pyongyang-immediate-evacuation

Jay Farquharson said...

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/791251/kim-jong-un-north-korea-imminent-war-pyongyang-immediate-evacuation

War News Updates Editor said...

Thank you for the link Jay. I read it yesterday, but what actually happened was thousands of North Korans being told at the last moment to attend a Kim Jong-un event. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-street-idUSKBN17F1NV

King Aragon said...

I think you should settle it in 1he octagon see how it truely feels each madness

King Aragon said...

48 hrs to count down

King Aragon said...

Who's got the bigets balls of all

King Aragon said...

I am not laffing

fazman said...

If they do a test Trump will most likley shoot it down if its a missile or send a 2nd group if its a bomb.
If he does nothing kim is calling trumps bluff

Anonymous said...

@Fazman. ..shooting down. .really? Thaad in south Korea may not even be operational yet at that time still

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/03/08/thaad-may-be-operational-in-south-korea-next-month.html

fazman said...

No not a icbm but ageis is capable of destroying any of his scud ballistic missile straight after launch.

fazman said...

No not a icbm but ageis is capable of destroying any of his scud ballistic missile straight after launch.

fazman said...

Jay, question for you, if Trump is serious about a preemptive strike against N.K nuclear/missile infrastructure wouldnt he have ordered 2 carrier strike groups into position incase of escalation?
Also the strike group currently in position. , how many tomahawks can they muster between them ( assuming 2 subs also in area as the don implied)

Thanks