Report: Donald Trump Considering Placing Nuclear Weapons in South Korea as Deterrent to North
- The Trump administration is reportedly considering positioning nuclear weapons in South Korea in an attempt to fend off rising hostility from the North Korean regime.
According to NBC News, the National Security Council has presented Donald Trump and his advisers with a range of options to counteract the North Korean threat, among them positioning nuclear weapons in South Korea or assassinating the country's dictator Kim Jong-un.
The consideration for military proliferation in South Korea comes amidst rising tensions in the region, as the North launched ballistic missile tests on Wednesday morning in another provocative act.
"We have 20 years of diplomacy and sanctions under our belt that has failed to stop the North Korean program," a senior intelligence officer told NBC. "I'm not advocating pre-emptive war, nor do I think that the deployment of nuclear weapons buys more for us than it costs."
Secretary of Defense James Mattis has previously warned that any attack from North Korea on the United States would lead to a retaliation that is both "effective and overwhelming."(Excerpt) Read more at: breitbart.com ...
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