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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mattis: Army must ‘stand ready’ in case diplomacy with North Korea fails


By NY Post, Oct. 09, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis told the US Army it “must stand ready” and have military options that “our president can deploy” in case diplomacy fails to solve the standoff with increasingly belligerent North Korea.

“There’s one thing the US 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 needed,” Mattis told the Association of the US Army’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, on Monday, according to The Hill. “But that means the US Army must stand ready, and so, if you’re ready, that’s your duty at this point in time. And I know the Army will always do its duty.”


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