Pentagon: Invasion Only Way to Destroy North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal
09 November, 2017, 01:49 | Author: Katrina Soto
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.
"The only way to "locate and destroy - with complete certainty - all components of North Korea'snuclear weapons program" is through a ground invasion", Dumont wrote.
"A classified briefing is the best venue for a detailed discussion", he added.
Thae, who is making his first visit to Washington since his defection past year, said the USA and allied South Korea would win a war after a preventive military strike on the North, but there would be a "human sacrifice" inflicted on the South from the "tens of thousands" of artillery guns and short-range missiles the North has at the frontier.
"With that in mind, the thought of sending troops into harm's way and expending resources on another potentially unwinnable war is chilling". "It could kill millions of South Koreans and put troops and civilians in Guam and Japan at risk".
North Korea in July launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles apparently capable of reaching the US mainland. It's only a question containing North Korea. He also singled out trade, which he said had been "badly handled" in the region for years.
Last month, President Donald Trump tweeted that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was wasting his time trying to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
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They said South Korea's promises that it will not deploy additional parts of the THAAD system, will not join the U.S. Missile Defense and will not expand its military alliance with the U.S. into a trilateral alliance including Japan amount to giving up sovereign rights. It was not pleasant for them, was it?
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The "vicinity" just happened to be near North Korea. It's a big problem for our country and the world, and we want to get it solved, ' he said.
In a statement with more than a dozen other military veterans turned congressmen, Mr Lieu, a Democrat, said the assessment was "deeply disturbing" and warned that a conflict "could result in hundreds of thousands, or even millions of deaths in just the first few days of fighting".
"The letter, outlining what a potential conflict with North Korea would look like, said that it is hard to assess the "'best- or worst-case casualty scenarios'" from an attack from the North, noting the proximity of Seoul, South Korea's capital and largest city, to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
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The Hermit Kingdom, referencing dictator Kim Jong Un , said an "outstanding leader" will determine the country's destiny. Trump has criticized the deal as a source of the USA trade deficit with South Korea, an argument officials there dismiss.
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