Military options against N.Korea effective, overwhelming

Pauline Gross
September 17, 2017

Friday's briefing comes after North Korea conducted another ballistic missile test over Japan, further escalating tensions in the region. "And so for those who have said and have been commenting about the lack of a military option, there is a military option", he said, "[but] it is not what we prefer to do". McMaster said the US has "run out of road".

The UN Security Council imposed the "strongest sanctions ever" on North Korea Monday, putting intense pressure on the regime.

Hours later, President Donald Trump said the same thing during a speech at Joint Base Andrews, saying US military options are "both overwhelming and effective", and called out North Korea's "utter contempt for its neighbors and the worldwide community".

This AP file photo shows U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. While Haley didn't go into specifics, she did say that Trump knows how to act when dealing with each country.

The ambassador said she has "no problem kicking it to Gen. Mattis", the U.S. Defense Secretary, because "I think he has plenty of options".

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The sanctions were announced days before North Korea's latest provocation this week, the launching of a missile over Japan into the Pacific.

The last set of sanctions included restrictions on North Korea's oil imports and a ban on its textile exports.

"After seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, I am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming", Trump said inside an airplane hangar, surrounded by U.S. airmen and with a looming stealth bomber positioned behind him.

With Haley leading the way, the United Nations has placed increased sanctions on North Korea due to its belligerent behavior regarding its nuclear program.

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