Officials fear things could "escalate catastrophically."
The Trump White House is demanding that the Department of Defense give them detailed plans about military options for North Korea — but Pentagon officials are reportedly reluctant to deliver because they fear the president will use them. The New York Times reports that Pentagon officials are “worried that the White House is moving too hastily toward military action on the Korean Peninsula that could escalate catastrophically” and that “giving the president too many options… could increase the odds that he will act.
President Trump's White House has in recent weeks engaged in a dangerous escalation of rhetoric with North Korea.
The Pentagon worries that the White House is moving too hastily and that giving the president too many options could increase the odds that he will act, some officials say.
Some officials at the Pentagon where reportedly concerned Donald Trump was set to declare war on North Korea when he started tweeting about his plans for the military. There were nine long minutes between Mr Trump’s first tweet - an...
The White House is considering military options to counter aggression from Kim Jong Un, the dictatorial leader of North Korea, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. North Korea has focused intently on improving its nuclear cap...