McMaster: Potential for war with North Korea 'increasing every day'

McMaster: Potential for war with North Korea 'increasing every day'

"I think it's increasing every day", McMaster told moderator Bret Baier Saturday afternoon at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, CA.

North Korea's nuclear test are spreading a "ghost disease" that is deforming babies and sickening civilians exposed to radiation, defectors said in a report published Sunday. "And whether it's a success or failure isn't as important as understanding that over the years he's been learning from failures, improving, thereby increasing his threat to all of us". The United States has been trying to get other countries, especially China, to squeeze North Korea's economy to make Kim back down from developing his country's nuclear weapons program.

"It's insane to send spouses and children to South Korea given the provocation of North Korea", Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on CBS's "Face the Nation".

DONALD Trump's national security adviser said the possibility of war with North Korea increases "every day" as the rogue nation said America was "begging for war".

News about the launch comes within days of North Korea launching a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

That sparked a strong rebuke Friday from Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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North Korea reacted angrily on Sunday to the air manoeuvres, accusing the US and South Korea of a "grave military provocation" that will "push the already acute situation on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of nuclear war".

The Hwasong-15 is believed to have reached the highest altitude ever recorded by a North Korean missile.

On Wednesday, Russia's foreign ministry repeated its offer to use the plan, calling on North Korea to stop its missile and nuclear tests, while urging the United States and South Korea to abstain from their "unprecedentedly large-scale, unscheduled military air exercises announced to be held in early December".

"The stealth fighters which the enemies boast so much of will not escape the fate of a tiger moth", the North Korean commentary said. "I don't think anybody likes a military solution". The isolated state claimed the intercontinental ballistic missile was its "most powerful" yet, capable of hitting anywhere in the United States with a nuclear warhead. "U.N. Security Council measures".

But analysts remain unconvinced that the North has mastered the technology required to launch and direct a missile, and ensure it survives the hard re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.