Jul 6, 2017

U.S. options for North Korea look "grim"

KRT via AP Video

As tensions continue to rise with North Korea, two options for the path forward from NYT and AP:

"Attacking North Korea Would Risk Grim Toll" ... N.Y. Times' Motoko Rich in Seoul: "Even the most limited strike risks staggering casualties, because North Korea could retaliate with the thousands of artillery pieces it has positioned along its border with the South... [W]hile the South Korean government has indicated it may buy about 1.8 million gas masks for use in the event of a chemical attack, that would not be nearly enough to protect the population."

"Time is not on our side" ... AP National Security Writer Bob Burns: "The Pentagon has a total of 36 missile interceptors in underground silos on military bases in Alaska and California, due to increase to 44 by year's end. ... Sometimes likened to hitting a bullet with a bullet, the collision is meant to incinerate the targeted warhead, neutralizing its nuclear explosive power."

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