A national defense analyst maintains that 300,000 Americans would be among the people at risk if North Korea starts lobbing thousands and thousands of artillery shells and missiles onto the South Korean capital.
President Donald Trump said he is considering some "very severe things" in response to North Korea's recent test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
During an address to the United States’ United Nations Security Council Ambassador Nikki Haley assured that America is poised to use whatever means it needs to in order to put an end to the rogue regime’s threat.
"The United States is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies,” Haley impressed. “One of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces. We will use them, if we must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction."
Family Research Council Senior Fellow for National Security Bob Maginnis contends that any strike to take out North Korean nuclear missiles is problematic because the South Korean capital of Seoul, with 20 million people – including 300,000 Americans – is in range of North Korean artillery.
"And they'll hold that as hostage over us, so if we were to knock out their nuclear and ballistic missile programs, then what do they have to lose?” Maginnis posed before answering his own question. “They'll just go ahead and just lob a couple hundred thousand artillery rounds and rockets toward the South."
Maginnis also pointed out that it would be tough to take out the North Korean artillery aimed at Seoul.
"We cannot destroy – even over a few days – their infrastructure and their capability that they've been working [on] for the last 60 years,” the national security expert argued. “So, as soon as we launch an attack, they're going to launch an attack against Seoul, and so we would have to start evacuating Seoul – just to protect as many of the people as we can."
However, Maginnis insists that it is going to be difficult for the South Koreans to accept a major loss of life and property because of the misbehavior in the North.
Last week, OneNewsNow reported that Maginnis stressed that Japan is a key player in confronting Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship.