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(INTELLIHUB) — The United States is planning a preemptive strike on North Korea in the likely event that the rogue nation moves to carry out yet another nuclear test, according to multiple reports in the mainstream media that Intellihub News can now confirm.
With U.S. officials believing that a promised “big event” from the communist nation means yet another nuclear weapons test, the apparent planned attack could happen at literally any moment.
“The intelligence officials told NBC News that the U.S. has positioned two destroyers capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles in the region, one just 300 miles from the North Korean nuclear test site,” NBC reported.
“American heavy bombers are also positioned in Guam to attack North Korea should it be necessary, and earlier this week, the Pentagon announced that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group was being diverted to the area.”
A key facet of any sort of preemptive attack on North Korea is the likely fact that the nation would immediately retaliate against its southern neighbors, a scenario that U.S. officials are apparently keeping in mind.
“South Korea’s top diplomat said today that the U.S. would consult with Seoul before taking any serious measures,” the NBC report continued.
The network quoted South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se as saying, “U.S. officials, mindful of such concerns here, repeatedly reaffirmed that (the U.S.) will closely discuss with South Korea its North Korea-related measures.”
“In fact, the U.S. is working to reassure us that it will not, just in case that we might hold such concerns.”
The now openly planned U.S. strike could include a combination of missiles and bombs as well as cyber attacks and special operations on the ground.
As Intellihub News noted yesterday, there have even been reports in the foreign press that claim that the U.S. Navy Seal team that reportedly killed Osama bin Laden is currently training to specifically take out North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un.
“The reports, published in both Austrian and South Korean mainstream media, claim that Seal Team 6 is conducting “field training operations” amid fast rising tensions with North Korea that has even seen China warn the rogue nation.”
Additionally, Intellihub News can exclusively report that two high-level sources within the U.S. military apparatus have revealed that the likely chance of a strike on North Korea in the very near future stands somewhere close to 70 percent.
Whether or not that attack comes due to an attempted nuclear test by the communist nation remains to be seen, but both sources do believe that the Trump White House, right or wrong, is now taking a hard-line approach that is likely to lead to a conflict regardless of the initial reason given.
Keep in mind that a war with North Korea could get extremely ugly, with the nation not only warning that they will nuke the United States first but also creating fears of chemical weapon attacks due to the countries “deep involvement” in CW research and production.
Update: The Associated Press is now reporting that North Korea’s vice foreign minister has said that its next nuclear test will happen whenever they see fit. Again, this could happen at any moment with the major difference being the new stance taken by the Trump White House.