Revised U.S. military options for North Korea, including a military response, have been prepared and are ready to be presented to President Trump, CNN's Barbara Starr and Zachary Cohen report.
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From CNN's Starr and Cohen: "The options ... will be presented to the president if Pyongyang conducts an underground nuclear or ballistic missile test that indicates the regime has made significant progress towards developing a weapon that could attack the US."A day ahead of tonight's visit to the White House by South Korean President Moon for a reception and dinner, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told a think thank yesterday that South Koreans are being "held hostage" by the North Korean regime.McMaster: "The threat is much more immediate now. We can't repeat the same failed approach of the past ... The President has directed us to not do that and to prepare a range of options, including a military option, which nobody wants to take.'"