Wednesday, August 30, 2017

President Trump after North Korea missile launch over Japan: 'All options are on the table'

President Trump warned Tuesday that "all options are on the table" in response to North Korea's latest missile launch, but a military one seems unlikely, security analysts said Tuesday.
"I think the administration sees that an attack would be so escalatory that we probably ought to avoid that," said Bruce Bennett, an analyst at RAND Corp.
Trump issued the warning after the provocative launch of a mid-range ballistic missile over Japanese territory for the first time.
Trump's response so far has been more measured than his earlier threat to bring "fire and fury" to North Korea. He said Tuesday that such "threatening and destabilizing actions" only increase North Korea’s isolation, adding that Pyongyang's actions show "contempt for its neighbors."
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has continuously defied world opinion in pursuit of his country's nuclear weapons program, has managed to walk up to a red line without crossing it, analysts say.
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