Report: Trump Considers Placing Nukes In South Korea As Option For Dealing With Kim Jong Un’s Regime
The fact is that something should have been done years ago about the North Korean leader and his evil regime. His own military needed to take him out, so his country can stop suffering and join the rest of the world.
Now, according to NBC News report, the National Security Council has presented President Trump several options for dealing with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un’s regime, including placing nuclear weapons in South Korea or assassinating Kim himself to eliminate the nuclear threat.
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.
Retired Admiral James Stavridis told NBC News: “We have 20 years of diplomacy and sanctions under our belt that has failed to stop the North Korean program. I’m not advocating pre-emptive war, nor do I think that the deployment of nuclear weapons buys more for us than it costs.”
A senior intelligence officer told NBC that he doubt that Chinese and American interests coincided closely enough to find a diplomatic solution.
He said: “I don’t think that (deploying nuclear weapons) is a good idea. I think that it will only inflame the view from Pyongyang. I don’t see any upside to it because the idea that we would use a nuclear weapon even against North Korea is highly unlikely.”
However, Mark Lippert an ambassador in South Korea One said the South Korean public might support the deployment of American nukes.
He told NBC News: “Some polls put it at well over 50 percent. It’s something that’s being debated, and support for it over time, at least at this point, is climbing.”
The report also said that the third option is covert action against North Korea, destroying infrastructure in the country via American and South Korean special forces.
On Wednesday, Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that “he finds it “hard … to see a solution to the North Korea problem without China.”
This week, Trump warned that America will solve the North Korean threat if China doesn’t want to do that.
During his presidential campaign, Trump called for countries such as South Korea, Japan, and Saudi Arabia to develop nuclear weapons in order to reduce the North Korean threat.
With this, Trump is now doing what didn’t even enter the consciousness of Obama. Obama sent a clear message to the world, especially the Muslim world, that we were weak.
But it was not America who was weak, but Obama.