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

18:12  09 january  2018
18:12  09 january  2018 Source:   The Hill

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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 . 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.

US officials said to debate whether to pursue diplomatic measures or mount limited raids in ' bloody nose ' strategy . The Trump administration is weighing the possibility of striking North Korean targets , with US officials in disagreement over whether it would be possible to do so without igniting

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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The idea, which as we previously reported is also known as the “ bloody nose ” strategy , is simple in execution: as the WSJ describes the sequence of events, the US would react to some nuclear or missile test with a targeted strike against a North Korean facility to bloody Pyongyang’s nose and

But as just one sign of how fraught the situation remains, simply consider this: U.S. officials are quietly debating whether it’s possible to mount a limited military strike against North Korean sites without igniting an all-out war on the Korean Peninsula. The idea is known as the “ 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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China absence looms over Canada meeting on how to pressure North Korea .
<p>Foreign ministers from around 20 nations gather on Tuesday to discuss how to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions through diplomatic and financial pressure, but China, seen as a key player in any long-term solution, will be absent.</p><p></p>The Vancouver meeting, co-hosted by Canada and the United States, comes amid signs that tensions on the peninsula have eased, at least temporarily. North and South Korea held talks for the first time in two years last week and Pyongyang says it will send athletes across the border to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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