April 13, 2024

Let’s be clear: a surgical strike on North Korea is too risky to consider

Trump must be aware that not all options can be on the table

President Trump, who is preparing for his first trip as Commander-in-Chief to the Korean peninsula in early November, declared on the Fox Business Network on October 22 that the U.S. “is prepared for anything” when it comes to the North Korean nuclear crisis.

Speculation on what “anything” might mean has included, among other things, the possibility of a surgical strike on a North Korean missile or nuclear testing site.

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