President Trump: Major Conflict With North Korea Possible
President Trump warns there is a chance of “a major, major conflict with North Korea.”
In an interview with Reuters Trump warned of the increasing possibility of conflict. The interview was published one day after members of his national security team briefed all 100 senators. Trump added that solving the problems without armed conflict would be preferable.
“We’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult,” he told Reuters.
Administration officials say sanctions are a more likely course of action but also stressed that military strikes are still an option. This comes as reports indicate missile-strike capabilities are being strengthened in South Korea.
Tensions have been rising in the region for more than a year but have increased exponentially since the election of Trump. North Korea test-fired a missile earlier this month in an almost mocking fashion toward the rest of the world. The missile blew up moments after launch, U.S. defense officials said.
While polls suggest more Americans are coming around to the idea of military intervention, it is unclear to what scale and for how long.