**Not sure what kind of atmosphere there is in todays military [ when the top 5 priorities include Transgenders???] From an old soldiers view I believe there will be a multi-phased approach.
Phase I: The ‘Hammer of Thor’ approach. A fast extremely violent surgical strike attacking nuclear facilities and rocket launching locations to damage capital equipment and set back time lines in a strategic way.
Phase II: Tactical strike possibly aimed at a removal of the head the snake that could force a change in leadership. This will be the removal os HQ and people in known or suspected locations. MOAB bombs will rain down a bad thunderstorm.
Phase III: Will bring USN, USMC and US Army to the table in a combined Taskforce that will rely heavily on delivered ordnance [bombing, Artillery Land and Sea assets].
Phase I will be ‘pre-emptive’ and initiated just prior to nuke + ICBM deployment…then a pause to ascertain and watch for reaction. Phase II will also be pre-emptive to stop retaliatory actions before they are launched. I doubt there will be a Phase III, but better plan ahead.
All actions will be based upon probable actions by NoKo. We can not and should not under any circumstances allow Noko to launch a ICBM/Nuke tipped in any direction. If they launch, then its too late to turn back and if it gets thru defenses then its Phase VI, which is Phase I + II + III = VI.
But this is OLD school thinking maybe…
McMaster says US must be prepared for military operations in North Korea**
[FONT=inherit][FONT=inherit][FONT=inherit][FONT=Helvetica Neue]H.R. McMaster on Trump’s foreign policy agenda[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica Neue]National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster attempted to make clear Sunday that President Trump is seeking international support in trying to stop North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon, reasserting Trump’s vow that the U.S. will no longer be the world’s policeman.
“It’s an open defiance of the international community,” McMaster told “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s important for all of us to confront this regime… . None of us can accept a North Korea with a nuclear weapon.”
From essentially the start of Trump’s winning presidential campaign, he has criticized previous administrations about the financial and geo-political consequences of leading efforts to police or overthrow foreign regimes. He even threatened to resign from NATO unless other countries started paying their fair share for such efforts.
“We cannot be the policeman of the world,” Trump said in a September 2016 presidential debate. “We cannot protect countries all over the world, where they’re not paying us what we need."
[FONT=inherit]MCMASTER SAYS US WILL PAY FOR THAAD ANTI-MISSILE SYSTEM IN SOUTH KOREA
Trump has since taking office attempted to form alliances with world leaders to solve such global crises as the Syrian civil war and the North Korea nuclear threat, including an outreach to China President XI Jinping