Tags: North Korea | stavridis | us stumble into war | north korea | missile | aided | china

Stavridis: 10 Percent Chance US Will Stumble Into War Nobody Wants

Stavridis: 10 Percent Chance US Will Stumble Into War Nobody Wants
Retired Admiral James Stavridis (Janek Skarznski/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 03 December 2017 12:04 PM

A former NATO supreme allied commander says there’s a 10 percent chance the United States will “stumble” into war with North Korea.

In an interview aired Sunday with radio host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on 970 AM, Admiral James Stavridis said North Korea’s latest missile test “is a dangerous new step,” and asserting its progress has been aided by “some level of outside engagement” from either China or Russia.

“China is going to have to make a choice about whether or not it will continue to align with North Korea or if they will stand with the rest of the global community and stop this,” he said, adding: “They could stop that economy in a heartbeat. We're going to need to put more pressure on them…”

But, he warned, “at this point there's about a 10 percent chance that we stumble into a war that nobody wants.”

“All roads to Pyongyang lead through Beijing,” he added.

Stavridis also asserted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “has not been happy in the job” because of President Donald Trump’s tweeted criticism.

“Everytime Secretary Tillerson tries to talk about diplomacy in North Korea… he faces a tweet from his boss, the president, saying, ‘We are not going to use diplomacy to solve this. Diplomacy is a waste of time.’”

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
A former NATO supreme allied commander says there's a 10 percent chance the United States will "stumble" into war with North Korea.
stavridis, us stumble into war, north korea, missile, aided, china, russia
217
2017-04-03
Sunday, 03 December 2017 12:04 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved