The national security Council, the United States suggested to the President several options on how to influence the policy of the DPRK. Among the ideas — the murder of the head of North Korea Kim Jong UN deployment in South Korea of nuclear weapons. About it reports NBC, citing several high-ranking intelligence and military officials.
Both scenarios are part of a plan to accelerate the revision policy of North Korea, which had been prepared before the meeting trump with the head of China XI Jinping.
The white house hopes that China will be able to more actively influence the policy of the DPRK through diplomacy and the expansion of sanctions. However, if it will not stop the authorities to build a nuclear capability, the United States can move to fundamentally different steps.
The United States withdrew nuclear weapons from South Korea 25 years ago — after the end of the Cold war. In the case of re return of weapons to the Peninsula, the authorities can place bombs on the base Osan, 80 km from Seoul.
A senior intelligence official who participates in the discussion of ideas, admitted that he was not a supporter of “preventive war” and the deployment of nuclear weapons in South Korea can turn to US big consequences. He stressed that it is unlikely American and Chinese interests coincide for the adoption of a compromise solution.
“I don’t think [the deployment of nuclear weapons] is a good idea. I think it will only anger Pyongyang. I don’t see any potential for [the development of this idea], because the use of nuclear weapons against North Korea highly unlikely,” said the former Supreme commander of allied NATO forces in Europe James Stavridis.
Other sources told the channel that the United States do not have to deploy nuclear weapons in South Korea. Washington would conduct exercises with the use of strategic bombers on the Peninsula or the territory of GUAM to demonstrate their own strength.
The NSC also suggested the Trump to kill the North Korean leader Kim Jong UN and members of his entourage who have access to nuclear weapons. However, the majority of surveyed channel experts, including among the military, opposed such a step.
In addition, we discuss the idea of sending to North Korea special forces from the United States and South Korea, which can complete various combat missions, including to undermine the bridges to stop the movement of mobile systems. The representative of the CIA, which can control the operation, said that he had “no instructions on this account”.
Mid-week the Pentagon reported that North Korea launched a ballistic missile medium-range KN-15. According to the military, the missile flew 60 km the next day Younhap with reference to sources in the Ministry of defense of South Korea reported that Seoul in response to it also conducted its own tests of ballistic missiles with a range of 800 km. According to the South Korean government, the launch was successful.