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How US military actions could play out in North Korea

Aside from the president's rhetoric, little suggests that war on the Korean Peninsula is at hand

Michael D Shear & Michael R Gordon | NYT 

The intelligence could come to President Trump secretly and urgently: The North Koreans have placed another intercontinental missile on its launching pad. In less than two hours, it could be fueled and ready for launch on a test flight into the Pacific Ocean or perhaps on a mission to strike American territory. In that scenario, the American president could quickly set in motion a move long debated but never taken — a preventive military action inside North Korea aimed at disabling an imminent missile launch and sending an unmistakable “cease and desist” message to ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 10:37 IST