Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Trump National Security Adviser Stresses North Korea Threat

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Trump National Security Adviser Stresses North Korea Threat

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. * President Donald Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster is emphasizing that it is "impossible to overstate the danger" posed by North Korea.

In an interview with MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt that aired Saturday, McMaster said Trump has been "deeply briefed" on the North Korea strategy. Tension has mounted with Pyongyang's two recent successful tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

McMaster reiterated the administration's position that all options, including a targeted military strike, are on the table. Still, he acknowledged this "would be a very costly war, in terms of ... the suffering of mainly the South Korean people."

McMaster continued: "So what we have to do is everything we can to pressure this regime, to pressure Kim Jong Un and those around him such that they conclude it is in their interest to denuclearize. …

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