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U.S. Commander Warns North Korea Over Nuclear Test, ‘We Are Considering All Options’ Including a Surgical Strike on Nuke Sites


Korea JoongAng Daily – “A senior U.S. military officer said yesterday all options are on the table to counter North Korea’s armed provocations, including a surgical strike on its nuclear facility.

Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, visited Korea for the first time since he assumed the post in March. During the visit, Admiral Locklear met with the National Defense Ministry press corps and spoke about a wide range of issues including North Korea’s latest rocket launch and the possibility of a nuclear test, as well as the U.S.-South Korea military alliance.

He expressed skepticism about the communist regime’s true long-range missile capability.

Following the North’s failed launch of a long-range rocket, which exploded only minutes after liftoff Friday, speculation has risen that Pyongyang will conduct a third nuclear weapon test. The North conducted its first nuclear test in October 2006, three months after a long-range missile test. In April 2009, the North also launched another long-range rocket and carried out the second nuclear test a month later.

Admiral Locklear said the United States is paying close attention to the possibility of the North’s nuclear test. Asked if a surgical strike on the nuclear test facilities is being discussed in the United States, commander said, ‘We are considering all options,’ but he added it would be inappropriate for him to comment specifically on future military operations.

‘It’s true that in the past the North Korean government has followed this type of missile launch with further provocations,’ he said.” Read more.

  1. iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist
    04/18/2012 at 4:38 PM

    You know, I never understood why the world let this maniacle regime gain nuclear and missle technology in the first place. But I guess one word would sum it up…China. I’ve always had the sneaky suspicion that N. Korea would start something they couldn’t finish. But I guess that’s prophesied too, for the last battle. Do you think the Kings of the East from Revelation includes N. Korea?

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