- ‘Stand Ready for WAR’ Trump’s Top General Tells US Army to Prepare to fight North Korea.
by VICKIIE OLIPHANT, http://www.express.co.uk/
DONALD Trump’s most senior US General has told the US Army to “stand ready” for war with North Korea, sparking World War 3 fears.
General James ‘Mad dog’ Mattis warned it is impossible to tell what the future holds for the crisis, but urged US troops to be prepared for a confrontation with Kim Jong-un. He said while Trump is committed to finding a diplomatic solution, the US Army must “standy ready” to fight.
General Mattis said: “It is right now a diplomatically led, economic-sanction buttressed effort to try to turn North Korea off this path. “Now what does the future hold? Neither you nor I can say, so there is 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.” Although he added the future is unpredictable, Mattis again said the effort to stop North Korea was diplomatically led. And he touted the United Nations Security Council’s recent unanimous votes to impose further sanctions against the rogue country for its belligerent behavior. He said: “The international community has spoken, but that means the US Army must stand ready. So if you’re ready, that’s your duty at this point in time.”