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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 14:54

Top officials meet at White House after North Korea missile test

Written by  Mark Moore

Top security, military and diplomatic officials in the Trump administration held an unexpected Fourth of July meeting to discuss options after North Korea said it had successfully test-fired an inter-continental ballistic missile capable of hitting the US, according to a report.

Top security, military and diplomatic officials in the Trump administration held an unexpected Fourth of July meeting to discuss options after North Korea said it had successfully test-fired an inter-continental ballistic missile capable of hitting the US, according to a report.

“The claim is being taken seriously,” an administration official told CNN.

News of the meeting comes as US officials say they believe President Kim Jong Un’s regime launched a “probable” two-staged ICBM for the first time, the cable news network reported on Tuesday.

While top officials in the State and Defense departments gathered to mull over the options, it appeared President Trump, who spent three hours golfing at his country club in Virginia, didn’t attend.

White House pool reports say his motorcade began the trip back to Washington, DC, around 1:42 p.m.

If North Korea launched an ICBM, the administration officials would recommend Trump approve a “measured response” that would include sending additional US troops, ships and aircraft to the region, CNN reported.

At the same time, the Pentagon would ensure all anti-missile programs on Navy ships in the western Pacific and land-based missiles in Alaska are ready – a show of strength to reassure US allies, the report said.

Anti-missile defense systems in South Korea and Japan would be deployed.

Other diplomatic angles are also being pursued.

The Trump administration, preparing for last week’s White House visit from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, began weighing a number of strategies on how to deal with the reclusive regime – including a military option.

“What we have to do is prepare all options because the president has made clear to us that he will not accept a nuclear power in North Korea and a threat that can target the United States and target the American population,” national security adviser H.R. McMaster said.

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This "North Korean" ICBM is China's message to the US. Whatever weapons and technology China has, Pakistan (China's Japan, South Korea, Taiwan) and North Korea (China's NATO) also have. US naivete and White Hice War Profiteering since Nixon will change neither Islam nor Communism

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Let him flatten California first!! Otherwise no matter what President Trump does will be wrong to these Libturd Demorat snowflakes!!

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Mel Kimlinger Written by Mel Kimlinger
July 04, 2017
Jackson Brannon: That's the most moronic statement one could make on the subject. As the article stated it was such an emergency meeting that Trump couldn't be bothered to attend. Either he has nothing to add in such a meeting or he could care less what was discussed. Any way you put it, Trump is derelict of his presidential duties. MAGA by playing golf. The modern day fiddle playing.
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Julie Adams Written by Julie Adams
July 05, 2017
Your point of view is foolish. I bet you supported Obama, who regularly was AWOL in such situations. Where was he during the Benghazi attack? He was probably asleep. As far as Pres. Trump golfing, I'm sure he was mulling it over in his mind about how to proceed. He will get the opinion of the experts and go from there. He is under a great deal of stress from all the "haters" in the news media and all the problems Obama created around the world that he has to clean up. Golfing is a way to have God's wisdom pop into his mind while he slows down long enough to hear Him.
Jackson Brannon Written by Jackson Brannon
July 05, 2017
Mel will now explain to EVERYONE why when 5 servicemen were killed by a Muslim Terrorist in Tennessee that Odummy celebrated it with a shopping spree with his daughters??? Why when Americans were MURDERED by a Muslim terrorist on foregn soil did Odummy once again celebrate by salsa dancing and a ball game???!!! It seems your Hypocrisy knows no bounds Libturd!!!

When are the powers to be going to realize you can't deal with a phyco like a normal person. North Korea has been in violation for ever and doesn't care. They are a missile testing ground for Iran and backed by them. I think China is going to take more serious action now to control them as this event will impact China in a bad way soon. It's either get serious and hurt their economy severely, cut them off from the rest of the world, or military action will be required to send them back to the stone age.

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Jon Bradfield Written by Jon Bradfield
July 04, 2017
There you have it. This little b@$t@rd has successfully "rattled the cage of the bulldog". It is time to turn the city of Pyongyang into a "glass parking lot". Rational discussions will not work with him because we're dealing with a madman, plain and simple.
Jackson Brannon Written by Jackson Brannon
July 04, 2017
China will definitely back Russia and Iran, wait and see!!

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