Ground Invasion Only Way to Destroy North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal, Pentagon Says

The solely technique to find and destroy with full certainty all parts of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is thru a floor invasion.

That blunt evaluation from the Pentagon is in response to a letter from two Democratic congressmen asking about casualty badessments in a battle with North Korea.

Rear Adm. Michael J. Dumont of the Joint Staff provided the evaluation in response to a letter from Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Ruben Gallego of Arizona.

In a joint badertion issued Saturday, 15 Democratic lawmakers and one Republican — all navy veterans — referred to as the evaluation floor invasion could be required to destroy the North’s nuclear arsenal “deeply disturbing” and mentioned that such an motion “could result in hundreds of thousands, or even millions of deaths in just the first few days of fighting.”

The badertion goes on to say that getting into right into a protracted and large floor warfare with North Korea could be disastrous for U.S. troops and allies.

“There are no good military options for North Korea. Invading North Korea could result in a catastrophic loss of lives for U.S. troops and U.S. civilians in South Korea,” the badertion reads. “It could kill millions of South Koreans and put troops and civilians in Guam and Japan at risk.”

The revelation comes as President Donald Trump begins his Asia journey, the place the topic of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions is predicted to be excessive on the president’s precedence record.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave to U.S. service members at Yokota Air Base in Japan on Sunday