Donald Trump Says Military Action Would Certainly Be An Option Against North Korea


President Donald Trump has reiterated that military action is “certainly” an option against North Korea, as his administration tentatively concurred with the pariah nation’s claim to have tested a hydrogen bomb.

A senior administration official said the U.S. was still assessing last weekend’s underground explosion but so far noted nothing inconsistent with Pyongyang’s claim. If confirmed, that would mark a major advance in its demonstrated ability to build high-yield nuclear weapons.

Hydrogen bombs have the potential to be far stronger than simpler fission bombs like those used on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States at the end of World War II. The nuclear test, North Korea’s sixth since 2006, came on the heels of its groundbreaking launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July that pushed it closer to proving an ability to achieve a long-cherished goal: to have a nuclear- tipped missile that could strike America. Read More…

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