Pentagon: Invasion Only Way to Destroy North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal

North Korea Warns 'Spiritually Instable' Trump Against Reckless Remarks

North Korea Warns 'Spiritually Instable' Trump Against Reckless Remarks

It said the letter, reportedly written by the vice director of the Pentagon's Joint Staff, noted that such a conflict could prompt Pyongyang to deploy biological and chemical weapons. Trump ramped up his tough rhetoric against North Korea when he arrived in Japan yesterday, saying the United States and its allies are prepared to defend freedom and "no dictator" should underestimate U.S. resolve.

The Pentagon made that assertion in a letter to lawmakers who wanted to know about the logistics and human cost of any conflict with North Korea. Earlier this year, reports that Trump was considering triggering a withdrawal from the deal caused uproar not just in South Korea but also in the United States.

Addressing the USA military personnel stationed at the Japanese air base, Trump warned "no one, no dictator, no regime. should underestimate American resolve".

"We expect this will contribute to blocking North Korea's main sources of foreign exchange and its developing of weapons of mass destruction".

Both Trump and South Korea's liberal President Moon Jae-in agree that it's time to ramp up sanctions and pressure on North Korea, which has ignored worldwide condemnation as it moves forward with its nuclear and missile tests.

Arriving in South Korea on the second stop of a five-country trek, Trump will tour the main garrison for US troops stationed in South Korea, the sprawling Camp Humphreys, which lies about 100 km (60 miles) from the border with reclusive North Korea.

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.

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She reminded us of the strong personality of Jinnah, who dedicated his life for the creation of Pakistan", he added. She recalled her meeting with the lady saying, "I was fortunate enough to have met her and really admired her".

But Kang warned that "we need to be very careful about military options", adding that they "are there to give strength to diplomacy".

In South Korea, President Donald Trump - unlike many of his predecessors - will not travel to the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula. "We will never yield, never waver and never falter in defense of our people, our freedom and our great American flag".

Kim, who has also made clear he has little interest in negotiations, at least until North Korea develops a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States, has called Trump a "mentally deranged US dotard".

The US, Australian and South Korean navies are conducting joint exercises off South Korea intended to simulate the interception of shipments of nuclear material meant for North Korea.

But the base visit will give him a first-hand view not only of the massive military assets the United States has in place in South Korea but also could serve as a reminder of the cost in US military lives - as well as the potential massive South Korean civilian losses - if the current crisis spirals into war.

In June, the Treasury Department declared the Bank of Dandong a "primary money laundering concern" for serving as a gateway for North Korea to access the U.S. and worldwide financial systems despite USA and United Nations sanctions.

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