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Obama SecDef Backs Up Trump Admin. On North Korea

Ash Carter, former Secretary of Defense under President Obama, backed up the Trump administration’s position on North Korea putting “all options on the table” during an appearance on This Week Sunday. “If it comes to the necessity to protect ourselves, we’ve always had all options on the table,” Carter said. “I wouldn’t take any off.” […]

By NTK Staff | 04.02.2017 @10:35am

Ash Carter, former Secretary of Defense under President Obama, backed up the Trump administration’s position on North Korea putting “all options on the table” during an appearance on This Week Sunday.

“If it comes to the necessity to protect ourselves, we’ve always had all options on the table,” Carter said. “I wouldn’t take any off.”

Host Martha Raddatz pressed Carter, asking if a pre-emptive strike would be appropriate.

“In 1994, I worked on a pre-emptive strike plan, which we did not need to carry out at that time on the Yongbyon research facility,” Carter said. “We have those options. We shouldn’t take them off the table.”

Carter also advised the Trump administration to pressure China into taking more responsibility in the escalating situation on the Korean peninsula.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last month during a visit to South Korea that “all options are on the table” when dealing with North Korea.

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