US ‘must be prepared to use nuclear weapons against North Korea’, says ex-CIA director

The United States should be prepared to pre-empt a North Korean nuclear attack by using its own atomic weapons, a former head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has said.

James Woolsey, who was a senior adviser to then-President-elect Donald Trump before abruptly resigning in January, accused “the press and public officials” of ignoring or under-reporting the threat from the dynastic dictatorship.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Trump is meeting with the Chinese leader shortly, he’ll probably give him the choice of getting rid of ‘Fat Boy’ by a certain date or the U.S. will do it.

    • Alain

      China is responsible for allowing North Korea to carry on and only due to not wanting to get China involved has prevented any serious dealings with N. Korea to date. Without China propping up Fat Boy and others, the place would have fallen before now. Most certainly the key to defusing the situation is dealing with China.

  • Spatchcocked

    This is certainly a dilemma….land o goshen but I reckon things have come to such a sorry pass that the situation calls for Hans Blix to be recalled to duty to step in and talk sense to the Norks.

  • mauser 98
  • It might not even come to that.

    Kim may be taken out or removed from power by his inner circle.

    This will get worse before it gets better.

  • SMC_BC

    I don’t like misleading memes. North Korea is a real threat. Last year it was estimated North Korean nuclear warheads could strike targets on European and American soil. I have no doubt Kim Jong-un is willing to use them.