Trump holds crisis meeting with military over North Korea


From The Hill

President Trump met with his national security team on Tuesday to discuss “a range of options” on North Korea in response to its increasing nuclear ambitions, the White House said.

Trump and military officials met to discuss “a range of options to respond to any form of North Korean aggression or, if necessary, to prevent North Korea from threatening the United States and its allies with nuclear weapons,” the White House said in a statement.

The president received a briefing from Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford as part of the meeting. Trump was also scheduled to have lunch on Tuesday with Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Trump has been alluding to possible military action against North Korea for weeks, while criticizing past administrations for their approach to the isolated nation.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/354819-trump-discusses-range-of-options-with-security-team-on-north-korea

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