The crisis surrounding North Korea’s rogue nuclear program is reaching a boiling point.
War could break out at any moment.
And one top general delivered a shocking prediction about the outcome.
Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley delivered a speech at the National Press Club in Washington.
He described the threat of North Korea’s nuclear program in dire terms, but made a prediction about what would happen if Kim Jong Un provoked war with the United States.
Milley said America would wipe them out.
The U.S. would “utterly destroy” the North Korean military in a war, the U.S. army’s top uniformed official said on Thursday.
Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley warned, however, that war in the Korean peninsula would be “highly deadly,” bearing a high cost in terms of human life, infrastructure and economic fallout.
“War in the Korean peninsula would be terrible, however a nuclear weapon detonating in Los Angeles would be [even more] terrible,” Milley said in a speech to the National Press Club in Washington, about America’s security threats. “North Korea is the single, most-dangerous threat facing the international community and the U.S. today”
Tensions with Pyongyang have ratcheted up since the communist nation successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
The ICBM stayed in the air for over forty minutes and traveled hundreds of miles.
Experts estimated this weapon is capable of striking targets as far away as Alaska.
The last hurdle North Korea needs to jump is working out how to attach a nuclear warhead to an ICBM.
In his speech, Milley warned that this development means the clock is ticking toward zero hour in dealing with North Korea.
Newsweek also reports:
“Milley warned that, given Pyongyang’s progress with it’s ICBM testing, the time to stop North Korea from obtaining nuclear weapons, a key point in the U.S.’s security strategy, had shortened significantly.
“Time is running out, North Korea is extremely dangerous and it gets more dangerous as time goes by,” he said.
Milley said he did not think there were any good options when considering measures to contain the threat from North Korea.
“Choices will have to be made, one way or the other. None of these choices are particularly palatable, none of them are good. The consequences of doing nothing is not good, the consequences of accepting them with a nuclear weapon that can strike at the United States is not good, the consequences of armed conflict is not good, the consequences of a collapsed North Korea is not good,” he said.
“But it does not relieve us of the responsibility of choice. We are going to have to make conscious decisions that are going to have significant consequences,” he added.”
While Donald Trump is working to peacefully resolve the situation, his team is preparing for all options.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.