That blunt assessment from the Pentagon is in response to a letter from two Democratic congressmen asking about casualty assessments in a conflict with North Korea.
North Korea has condemned President Donald Trump's harsh rhetoric against their leader Kim Jong-un during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe on Sunday.
The Post reported that a statement from 16 lawmakers - all but one of them Democrats - obtained along with the Pentagon letter said the "assessment underscores what we've known all along: There are no good military options for North Korea". Trump ramped up his tough rhetoric against North Korea when he arrived in Japan yesterday, saying the United States and its allies are prepared to defend freedom and "no dictator" should underestimate U.S. resolve.
Protestors were seen marching near the U.S. Embassy where chants of "No Trump" were heard loud and clear, with more protests planned during Trump's stay in South Korea.
"We are working to counter the unsafe aggressions of the regime in North Korea", Trump said, according to Express.
North Korea's recent actions, including several missiles that overflew Japan and Pyongyang's sixth and largest nuclear test, have raised the stakes in the most critical global challenge of Trump's presidency.
South Korea imposed unilateral sanctions on 18 North Koreans on Monday, barring any financial transactions between those sanctioned and any South Koreans, as part of worldwide efforts to dry up Pyongyang's illegal cash flows.
Addressing the US military personnel stationed at the Japanese air base, Trumpwarned "no one, no dictator, no regime. should underestimate American resolve".
Both Trump and South Korea's liberal President Moon Jae-in agree that it's time to ramp up sanctions and pressure on North Korea, which has ignored global condemnation as it moves forward with its nuclear and missile tests. North Korea "will be a big topic" for Japan, South Korea and China, Trump said about the three countries that he will visit first during his Asian tour.
They said South Korea's promises that it will not deploy additional parts of the THAAD system, will not join the U.S.
"Any operation to pursue North Korean nuclear weapons would likely be spearheaded by U.S. Special Operations troops", it added.
The claim was made in September by a retired Air Force general who said the figure was estimated based on a conventional war scenario and did not include potential use of nuclear weapons. "Now is the time not for dialogue but for applying a maximum level of pressure on North Korea".
North Korea has said in public statements that it wants an official end to the Korean War.
A United Nations -backed tribunal has indicted five Hezbollah members for the killing but the group denies any involvement. A Saudi minister said on Saturday that Mr Hariri's personal security detail had "confirmed information" about the plot.
The World Food India 2017 organised at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day. He made a point that more investment is required in contract farming, raw material sourcing and creating agricultural linkages.
Center Brandon Linder , returning from a three-week absence because of illness, will replace Cann at guard. As it was, the Jaguars gained 407 yards as Blake Bortles went 24-of-38 for 259 yards with a touchdown.
Flynn worked on the campaign and his son worked closely with him and briefly worked on the Trump campaign's transition. Flynn Sr. was paid $530,000 for lobbying work benefiting Turkey, and only registered as foreign agent retroactively.
Keep in mind to turn back your clocks this weekend! Montreal's bar patrons will also get an extra hour out due to the time change. It's recommended to check over any devices that require manual adjustments before you go to bed on Sunday.
According to the Warren County Regional Jail's website, Boucher remained in jail as of Saturday afternoon with a bond of $5,000. Republican Senator Rand Paul was the victim of a physical assault in his Kentucky home, suffering minor injuries.
In an interview with BuzzFeed , actor Anthony Rapp said he attended a party at Spacey's NY apartment in 1986, when he was 14. The man said: "I told him, 'I don't think I'm ok with this, I don't think I'm comfortable with this".
George HW Bush Openly Criticizes Trump in New Book
Bush had had a lifetime of making bold decisions. "Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush didn't expect Trump to win the general election, Updegrove told CNN in an interview about the book.
Battle for Azeroth is the latest WoW expansion
Classic servers are not unknown quantities in World of Warcraft but they have all been unofficial. The more powerful theHeart of Azeroth, the more powerful abilities can be given to the armor.
NYPD says it is building rape case against Harvey Weinstein
The NYPD and Manhattan district attorney's office are both investigating allegations made by the " Boardwalk Empire " actress. Weinstein has not commented on the latest accusation but has repeatedly denied allegations of non-consensual sex.
WhatsApp is back but Twitter can't keep calm
Local experts say that the WhatsApp crash on Friday morning proves that Over-The-Top (OTT) services are not crash proof. More details on the nature and cause of the outage weren't immediately available.