USA ground invasion of North Korea could cost 'millions' of lives

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Dumont also mentioned the possibility that chemical and biological weapons might be used by the North in case of a conflict.

The Pentagon assessment released late Saturday reached a dire conclusion.

Dumont noted that the USA is evaluating North Korea's ability to target heavily populated areas of South Korea with long-range artillery, rockets and ballistic missiles.

North Korea in July launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles apparently capable of reaching the US mainland.

With that info in mind, a bipartisan group in Congress believes there are no good military options and has urged the president to "stop making provocative statements that hinder diplomatic options".

'No dictator, no regime, no nation should ever underestimate American resolve, ' Trump told hundreds of cheering United States and Japanese troops in camouflage uniforms gathered at Yokota Air Base, just west of Tokyo, soon after he arrived.

Trump has taken to Twitter using strong verbal threats to dissuade Pyongyang from their continued efforts to produce a fully-functioning nuclear powered inter-continental ballistic missile.

" Together with our allies, America's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities, said Trump, who was wearing a military-style bomber jacket".

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Speaking from an airbase in Tokyo on Sunday, Trump said that "no one, no dictator, no regime. should underestimate American resolve".

"Every once in a while, in the past, they underestimated us". It was not pleasant for them, was it?' said Trump, who wore a leather bomber jacket as he addressed the troops.

House members Ted Lieu of California and Ruben Gallego of Arizona, both Democrats, requested the information.

Mr Dumont said calculating "even the roughest" potential casualty figures would be extremely hard.

Thae, the highest-level North Korean defector in two decades, appeared to confirm what has always been suspected but rarely articulated by US officials - that even a selective American strike could rain a potentially devastating North Korean military response on the South Korean capital and its environs, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of the heavily militarized frontier.

A statement from at least 16 lawmakers, almost all of the Democrats, which was obtained by The Post along with the Pentagon letter said the "assessment underscores what we've known all along: There are no good military options for North Korea".

The U.N. Security Council in September prohibited North Korea from exporting textiles, but allowed up to 90 days for trades that have already been contracted.

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