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In the nuclear dispute with North Korea threat looming, US opportunities – NYT

The Pentagon hopes for a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis. However, in order to be ready for the unexpected turn of events, the Ministry of defense has already made a plan of a military solution to the situation.

Three days ago, the President of the United States Donald trump sent the leader of North Korea, a sharp signal that America will not tolerate the threat of nuclear developments in North Korea, writes The New York Times.

Of course, we dedicate a lot of time observations, in particular, North Korea. And we are preparing to many alternative scenarios of events, – said the head of the White house reporters.

Retired Admiral James Stavridis warns against consequences which may lead even non-nuclear strike at the DPRK. In his opinion, it will almost certainly lead to an escalation of violence, and is highly likely Kim Jong UN in this case should be turned over to South Korea, plunging the entire Peninsula into war.

The authors suggest that the United States will be able to deliver an unexpected strike on missile garrison North Korea and warehouses of weapons, using American aircraft stationed in GUAM and Japan.

However, there is a problem: the U.S. is not sure whether the military to find and destroy all North Korean weapons Arsenal and long range nuclear warheads, said later.

“North Korea could also use its artillery, missiles and special forces to strike at South Korea. To provide protection from threats, the United States can place in South Korea more artillery and reconnaissance aircraft, as well as to send to the region more military air and naval forces,” – noted journalists.

It’s hard for me to overestimate the unattractiveness of military options. It will not end well. USA will win, but it will be disgusting, – said Christine Wormuth, a senior Pentagon official during the administration of Barack Obama.

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