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North Korea continues to be defiant to the world. China has tried to ask them to stop their aggression, but the latest ballistic missile test proves that China’s efforts were not enough. Now, the Trump White House is considering what options they have left to use to force North Korea to cease the testing of missiles and development of nuclear weapons. The options range from more economic sanctions up to and including military action.

The U.S. is considering a range of options, from expanded economic sanctions to military operations, as it reaches out to allies in confronting North Korea’s latest provocations, according to a senior Trump administration official. 

North Korea’s ballistic missile test early Saturday was in “open defiance” of the international community, and the risk to the U.S. will not be tolerated, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday.

“We do have to do something” with partners in the region and globally “that involves enforcement of the UN sanctions that are in place,” McMaster said on the “Fox News Sunday” program. “It may mean ratcheting up those sanctions even further. And it also means being prepared for military operations, if necessary.”

No one wants to get engaged in a war with a deranged lunatic like North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, but if he continues towards his goal of being a nuclear world threat, there may be no other option left. Such a war will take millions of lives and be very costly to the US, economically and politically.

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