World Trump officials debate targeted N. Korea strike in ‘bloody nose’ strategy: report

18:12  09 january  2018
18:12  09 january  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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U.S. officials have reportedly talked about the potential to conduct a targeted strike against sites in North Korea in a " bloody nose " strategy .

U.S. officials have apparently talked about the potential to conduct a targeted strike against web sites in North Korea in a nose that is" bloody strategy . The Wall Street Journal stated that the strategy involves introducing a targeted strike at a North Korean facility in response to a nuclear or test that

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un are posing for a picture © Provided by The Hill U.S. officials have reportedly talked about the potential to conduct a targeted strike against sites in North Korea in a "bloody nose" strategy.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the strategy involves launching a targeted strike at a North Korean facility in response to a nuclear or missile test.

The strike would be an effort to show North Korea the potential consequences of its actions without leading to an all-out war.

Trump administration officials have discussed whether the idea would even be possible, according to the Journal.

According to multiple reports Tuesday, North Korea said it will send a delegation to the Winter Olympics this year in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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U.S. officials have revealed that the downward trend in the President’s rhetoric might be leading to some truly horrific military action. Officials have reportedly discussed the potential to conduct a targeted strike against key sites in North Korea in a “ bloody nose ” strategy .

U.S. officials have reportedly talked about the potential to conduct a targeted strike against sites in North Korea in a “ bloody nose ” strategy .

North Korea said during talks with the South it would send a group of athletes, high-ranking officials and a cheer squad to the Winter Games.

Trump last weekend said he would like to see North Korea get involved in the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Relations between North Korea and the international community have been tense in recent months following a series of intercontinental ballistic missile launches. The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously late last month to impose sanctions on North Korea aimed at strangling its economy.

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