Multiple senior defense officials pushed back on an NBC News report indicating the U.S. may launch a preemptive strike against North Korea, calling the report “wildly wrong” and dangerous, Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin reports.
“Multiple senior defense officials say this report is ‘wildly wrong,’ ‘crazy,’” Griffin tweeted. “Pentagon pushing back on NBC report, [calling] it ‘extremely dangerous.’”
Multiple sr defense officials say this report is “wildly wrong” “crazy.” Pentagon pushing back on NBC report, call it “extremely dangerous.” https://t.co/BLnoPHnhj9
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) April 13, 2017
Administration official calling NBC report re possible preemptive strike totally wrong https://t.co/unzqiJgGwp
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) April 13, 2017
NBC News on Thursday reported the U.S. is “prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea” if the country launches a nuclear weapon test. Intelligence officials reportedly told NBC News the U.S. has “positioned two destroyers” near the North Korea test site.