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Why North Korea and America Could Be on the Road to War

If diplomacy should fail, the United States is prepared to go to war against North Korea. “We’re prepared with a military option should that fail,” Dunford said. “But I think we’re all at this point doing what we can to make sure the economic and diplomatic pressure campaign gets a full opportunity to succeed.”

A war with North Korea could be cataclysmic event if it came to that.

Dave Majumdar is the defense editor for The National Interest. You can follow him on Twitter: @Davemajumdar.