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How war with North Korea would unfold

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios

President Donald Trump today pledged to "destroy" North Korea if it doesn't back down from its pursuit of a nuclear missile program. Speaking of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump said "Rocket man [Kim Jong Un] is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime."

So we asked four experts if there are any military options in North Korea that wouldn't lead to immediate catastrophe: