Pentagon says securing North Korea's nukes would require ground invasion
09 November, 2017, 01:48 | Author: Kim Reid
The Joint Chiefs also fear that Pyongyang would use biological weapons in a conflict, despite global conventions banning their use, as well as chemical weapons - which it has never agreed to abandon.
His summit meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has strengthened the nations' resolve to maximize pressure on North Korea, including through trilateral cooperation with South Korea. Ted Lieu of California and Ruben Gallego of Arizona for "expected casualty assessments in a conflict with North Korea". The letter took pains to assert that a more precise assessment of the tactics, logistics and human risk involved in a full-scale USA ground assault against North Korea must remain classified, for now. He notes that in Seoul live around 25 million people, and it is just 50 kilometers from the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.
In a joint statement issued Saturday, 15 Democratic lawmakers and one Republican- all military veterans - called the assessment that a ground invasion would be required to destroy the North's nuclear arsenal "deeply disturbing" and that such an action 'could result in hundreds of thousands, or even millions of deaths in just the first few days of fighting'.
In terms of providing humanitarian assistance during or after conflict, Dumont said South Korea will have the primary responsibility for "post-conflict and transitional operations" on the Korean Peninsula.
Thae's comments come ahead of President Donald Trump's five-nation trip to Asia that will include a stop in South Korea.
The U.S. leader has rattled some allies with his vow to "totally destroy" North Korea, or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK, if it "threatens" the United States. In a speech before US troops based in Japan, Trump claimed that "no dictator, no regime and no nation, should underestimate, ever, American resolve". The situation worsened when Trump, during his first address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), vowed to annihilate North Korea if it posed any threat to the U.S. and its allies, and called the Pyongyang leader "rocket man" on a suicide mission.
US soldiers participate in a South Korea-US combined arms collective training exercise at the US army's Rodriguez shooting range in Pocheon, about 70 km northeast of Seoul near the heavily-fortified border with North Korea on September 19, 2017.
North Korea's recent actions, including several missiles that overflew Japan and Pyongyang's sixth and largest nuclear test, have raised the stakes in the most critical worldwide challenge of Trump's presidency. It was not pleasant for them, was it?
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US President Donald Trump tweeted from Japan, where he is on an Asian trip, that he was monitoring the situation. Sutherland Springs has a population of about 600 people and is located 34 miles east of San Antonio.
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