USA ground invasion only way to locate N Korea's nuclear assets

Nov 07, 2017, 01:09
USA ground invasion only way to locate N Korea's nuclear assets

The trip is stoking fears North Korea will present a show of force, Politico reported.

Recent drills over South Korea by two USA strategic bombers have further raised tensions.

'Every once in a while, in the past, they underestimated us.

In a June article in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the military historian Reid Kirby said the types of artillery along the demilitarized zone, and vulnerability of children and the elderly, meant that a North Korean attack using the nerve agent Sarin could kill as many as 2.5 million people in Seoul and injure millions more. "It was not pleasant for them, was it?" roared Trump.

"I think we now know that they have 5,000 tons of VX", de Bretton-Gordon said, speaking to NBC News in September.

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Renegotiating South Korea's bilateral free trade agreement with the USA, dubbed KORUS, is likely be high on the agenda during the Trump-Moon summit.

He told reporters on Air Force One en route to Asia that North Korea would figure prominently in discussions during the trip.

North Korea itself welcomed Trump to the region with a rhetorical volley via the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun, warning a "spiritual instable" president against making "reckless remarks".

The amount of casualties would differ depending on the advance warning and the ability of US and South Korea forces to counter these attacks, he said.

This contrasts with Trump, who has threatened the North with "fire and fury" and exchanged warlike rhetoric with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea "will be a big topic" for Japan, South Korea and China, Trump said about the three countries that he will visit first during his Asian tour.

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Both Trump and South Korea's liberal President Moon Jae-in agree that it's time to ramp up sanctions and pressure on North Korea, which has ignored worldwide condemnation as it moves forward with its nuclear and missile tests.

North Korea has said in public statements that it wants an official end to the Korean War.

Addressed to Democrat Congressmen Ted Lieu of California and Ruben Gallego of Arizona, the letter lays out the stark potential consequences of conflict with the rogue state, and says that North Korea could resort to using its stockpile of chemical and biological weapons.

Beijing has pleaded with both the USA and Pyongyang to 'realize that resorting to military force will never be a viable way to resolve the peninsula issue and their own concerns, adding that 'War on the peninsula will have no victor'. Those sanctioned were banned from having any trade deals with South Korea.

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