2Nukes In South Korea
President Trump’s pre-dawn airstrike of Syrian air base in the Homs province may have been more than just a warning to Bashar al-Assad. It could’ve been a message to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, that there is a new sheriff in town. But, in case he didn’t heed the warning, the NSC has presented the president with some other options.
The National Security Council has presented President Donald Trump with options to respond to North Korea’s nuclear program â including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News.
The White House hopes the Chinese will do more to influence Pyongyang through diplomacy and enhanced sanctions. But if that fails, and North Korea continues its development of nuclear weapons, there are other options on the table that would significantly alter U.S. policy.
Placing nuclear weapons in South Korea would no doubt be seen as a provocative response by President Trump. The U.S. removed all nuclear weapons from the region 25 years ago. If they are returned, they would most likely be placed at Osan Air Bade-just 50 miles outside the capital city of Seoul. However, that is not the only option being considered. Another choice would be to…