North Korea is famous for its outlandish threats of waging war and using nuclear weapons against the United States and its allies.
Q: In his United Nations speech, Donald Trump warned to "totally destroy North Korea" if it threatens USA or its allies.
"The briefing and the discussion focused on the range of options to respond to any form of aggression from North Korea and, if necessary, to prevent North Korea from threatening the United States and its allies with nuclear weapons", said the american presidency, in a press release.
The White House said in a statement Trump was briefed by Secretary of Defence James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford on how to respond to any form of North Korean aggression or any nuclear threat by the secretive regime against the US and its allies. It involved a pair of B-1B Lancers staging a simulated air-to-ground missile firing with two South Korean F-15K jets over the Sea of Japan which then flew across the southern portion of the Korean peninsula.
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"The U.S. continues to kick up the racket of frantic nuclear war drills even though the situation on the Korean peninsula is on the verge of the outbreak of a worldwide thermonuclear war", the commentary read.
On Saturday, Trump made a similar comment on Twitter about how negotiations have failed for 25 years and said "only one thing will work" with North Korea.
If the United States and North Korea went to war, what kinds of targets would Pyongyang want to strike with its nuclear arsenal?
"There's one thing that the U.S. Army can do, and that is you've got to be ready to ensure that we have military options that our President can employ if needed", Mattis said.
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Brian Williams interviewed New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof about the possibility of war with North Korea his late night MSNBC show Tuesday night. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), in criticizing Trump's inflammatory leadership style. "Calm before the storm" comment sent chills", Murphy wrote. Kim responded by calling Trump "deranged" and a "dotard". Less than 1 in 10 thinks President Trump's comments are making it better.
Results from an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll suggest that 65 per cent think Trump's remarks are making the situation between the USA and North Korea worse, including 45 per cent who think he's made the situation much worse.
The AP-NORC poll, with an error margin of +/- 4.1 percent, was conducted September 28-Oct.
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