Preemptive US Strike on North Korea Imminent?

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Preemptive US Strike on North Korea Imminent?

by Stephen Lendman

On Thursday, NBC News said the Trump administration "is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced (it's) about to follow through with (another) nuclear weapons test, (according to) multiple senior US intelligence officials…"

Pyongyang's sixth nuclear weapons test could come Saturday – commemorating Kim Il-sung's 105th birthday, the nation's founder.

The USS Vinson aircraft carrier strike group is positioned off North Korea's coast, able to launch cruise missile and aerial attacks.

Guam-based US heavy bombers could be used, NBC News said, adding a "US strike could include missiles and bombs, cyber and special operations on the ground."

Center for Strategic and International Studies Korea chair analyst Victor Cha lied, claiming Pyongyang's leadership "
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