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NBC: Trump Admin. Considering Ship Searches, Deploying Nukes to SKorea

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By    |   Friday, 08 Sep 2017 06:00 PM

With North Korea continuing its aggressive and provocative military actions, the Trump administration is working on a multi-pronged plan to deal with the situation that would include cyberattacks, surveillance, and even moving nuclear weapons to the Korean peninsula.

One day after Newsmax's John Gizzi reported that President Donald Trump has authorized the military to shoot down any North Korean missiles heading in the direction of the U.S. or its territories, NBC News wrote that the administration has potential plans in place to deal with the reclusive nation and its leader Kim Jong Un.

According to NBC, the administration is considering:

  • Conducting cyberattacks on North Korean targets.
  • Inspecting ships arriving at or leaving North Korea, with the aim of finding missile parts and other materials.
  • Deploying tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea to guard against any North Korean attacks.
  • Implementing sanctions on Chinese banks that conduct business with North Korea.

Officials told NBC that members of Trump's national security team met with the president on Sunday after North Korea's sixth nuclear test and ran through scenarios with him.

On the table are preemptive military strikes on North Korean military targets to prevent further provocation by Kim's regime. Trump himself has talked about the military option on several occasions.

"Military action would certainly be an option. Is it inevitable? Nothing's inevitable. It would be great if something else could be worked out," Trump said Thursday.

"Each day new equipment is delivered. New and beautiful equipment, the best in the world, the best anywhere in the world, by far. Hopefully, we're not going to have to use it on North Korea. If we do use it on North Korea, it will be a very sad day for North Korea."

South Korea is watching its northern neighbor closely this weekend over concerns that it may test another missile or conduct another nuclear test that would coincide with the 69th anniversary of its founding.

China has diplomatic ties with North Korea and would like to see a diplomatic solution rather than a military one.

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With North Korea continuing its aggressive and provocative military actions, the Trump administration is working on a multi-pronged plan to deal with the situation that would include cyberattacks, surveillance, and even moving nuclear weapons to the Korean peninsula.
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