Secretary of Defense James Mattis urged the U.S. military to "be ready" Monday regarding the nuclear threat posed by North Korea so President Donald Trump can employ military options if necessary.
US - Likelihood - Conflict - Peninsula - Questioner
"What can the U.S. military do to lessen the likelihood of conflict on the Korean peninsula?" a questioner asked at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting.
Mattis said it was currently a "diplomatically led, economic sanction-buttressed effort" to try to deter North Korea from its nuclear ambitions but said the future was unpredictable.
Future - Thing - US - Army - Options
"Now what does the future hold? Neither you nor I can say, so there's one thing the U.S. Army can do, and that is you have got to be ready to ensure that we have military options that our president can employ if...