United States has 'many' military options in Korea crisis: Mattis
22 September, 2017, 17:54 | Author: Patsy Dennis
Some experts in the military and missile defense fields believe that even if the U.S. had information that North Korea posed a real threat to America, or one of its allies, they may not be able to shoot down a missile headed for a target.
North Korea, meanwhile, used the volatile propellant as recently as last Friday when it launched a mid-range missile over Japan.
However, an official directly familiar with options planning within the trump administration tells CNN the question now is whether North Korea's missile program has the level where that would be an option.
He was referring to an accelerating series of missile tests by North Korea that have defied US and worldwide warnings to stop.
As the threat of an attack from North Korea rises, Japan takes steps to prepare itself.
The U.S. and Japanese jets also flew in formation over waters near Kyushu, Japan, a southern portion of the country that is the closest major island to the Korean Peninsula.
Mattis also confirmed that the United States and Seoul had discussed the option of sending limited-size "tactical" nuclear weapons to South Korea.
A risky rocket fuel dubbed "Devil's Venom" has been the key to the success of North Korea's ballistic missile program - and it may be too late to stop the rogue nation from producing it itself. Intercontinental ballistic missiles are classified as any missile capable of traveling farther.
Following the September 15 test, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that the US has not seen a reason to shoot down any North Korean missiles as of yet.
"The bottom line is that in the missiles, were they to be a threat, whether it be the USA territory Guam, obviously Japan, Japan's territory, that would elicit a different response from us", he said. Onodera has said a new security law passed in 2015 might allow it to shoot down a Guam-bound missile if it poses a critical security threat to Japan and its top ally, the United States. "We must be willing to be persuaded by them".
"We didn't intercept it because no damage to Japanese territory was expected", he said, according to the Japan Times.
Juche is the ideal of ruling in North Korea.
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