Trump could face thorny issues on South Korea visit

Kristopher Drake
November 7, 2017

'A classified briefing would be the best place to discuss in detail the capability of the U.S. and its allies to discuss capabilities to counter North Korea's ability to respond with a nuclear weapon and eliminate North Korea's nuclear weapons located in deeply buried, underground facilities, ' he said. "Much of the available data is drawn from scant intelligence estimates issued by the US, Russian, and South Korean governments, most of these estimates over a decade old", wrote Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley, an associate professor in the biodefense program at George Mason University, in July.

At the very least, millions of people would die in this sort of war.

Mr McMaster said President Trump would urge countries with the most influence over Pyongyang to "convince its leaders that the pursuit of nuclear weapons is a dead end" and that it must denuclearise.

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

"The era of strategic patience is over", he told journalists in Tokyo alongside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


The world will be watching what kind of language Trump will use in his comments on North Korea.

US President Donald Trump said after landing in Asia for his longest official foreign trip, he believed the improvement of the US bilateral trade relations with China was necessary, Sputnik reported. The toll could be broad across the entire region, with millions presumed to die in South Korea alone, with Japan and Guam also likely to be targeted, and a "catastrophic" loss of USA troops participating in the war. "It was not pleasant for them, was it?" roared Trump.

The president's first stops are Japan and South Korea - frontline United States allies in the effort to force Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear programme, and the two countries with most to fear should a full-scale conflict break out.

Trump is expected to spend two days in South Korea, but is not expected to visit the DMZ, the border that has separated North and South Korea for 64 years, because "there is not enough time in the schedule", a senior administration official told reporters on Tuesday.

Trump has rattled some allies with his vow to "totally destroy" North Korea if it threatens the United States and his dismissal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man" on a suicide mission. While they would offer protection against North Korea's conventional weapons, they are not created to withstand a nuclear or chemical attack.

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