MCMASTER: US MILITARY PREPARES FOR 'PREVENTIVE WAR' WITH NORTH KOREA
The United States is said to be getting ready for a preventive war with North Korea. This is said to be among the options to deal with the nuclear missile threats according to the top advisor to President Donald Trump.
UNITED STATES GETTING READY FOR PREVENTIVE WAR WITH NORTH KOREA
H. R. McMaster, the National Security Advisor, revealed that the president had made it very clear that he is not going to put up with threats of an attack on the US by North Korea using nuclear weapons.
He went on to say that a preventive war is started to stop enemies from carrying out attacks.
McMaster said that what people are asking is whether or not the US was preparing for a preventive war.
He went on to say that nuclear weapons could threaten the US and this was something that in the perspective of the president was not tolerable.
He finished by saying that it included a military option.
North Korea carried out two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.
They had said that the whole of the mainland in the USA is within their striking distance. Earlier on this week, Sen.
Lindsey Graham had mentioned that Donald Trump was willing to go to war with North Korea.
He went on to say that Trump had told him that if the regime was to continue by North Korea and they continued trying to hit the US with ICBMs, then the US would go to war with them.
There have been numerous experts who have doubted that North Korea would have been able to master the technology that would be required to mount a nuclear weapon on-board a missile that would be able to reach the shores of the US.
However, at the same time, they do recognize that the pace of the development of missile and nuclear programs had been far faster than what they had first thought.
Some experts have said that an attack by North Korea could end up being the deadliest attack that the US has seen, and there is potential for more than 100,000 deaths if an attack were to strike the larger populations, which include Los Angeles or New York City.
McMaster said that he would not confirm whether or not the latest of the ICBMs would be able to reach a region in the United States, but he did say that it was a threat that was grave.
He went on to say that it would be impossible to overstate any danger that would be associated with a brutal rogue regime.
North Korea blamed the US for tensions that were escalating in the Korean Peninsula when carrying out joint exercises with South Korea.
They claimed that the missile program is only a deterrent against threats.