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White House Wants Pentagon to Offer More Options on North Korea

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"Tthe Pentagon,is worried that the White House is moving too hastily toward military action on the Korean Peninsula that could escalate catastrophically, becasue  the national security adviser, Lt. McMaster, believes that for Mr. Trump’s warnings to North Korea to be credible, the US must have well-developed military plans, according to those officials. The tensions bubbled to the surface this week with the disclosure that the White House had abandoned plans to nominate as ambassador to So. Kore, a prominent Korea expert, Victor D. Cha who suggested that he was sidelined because he warned administration officials against a “preventive” military strike, which, he later wrote, could spiral “into a war that would likely kill tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of Americans.”

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