The Trump administration has been considering military preparation options for dealing with an increasingly aggressive North Korea, according to a senior administration official.
The top aide told reporters Wednesday that military preparations were “underway,” Time reported.
The official added that Trump has decided to pursue one course of action, as an “integrated effort.”
“What you’ve seen is really an integrated effort to prioritize diplomatic and informational aspects of national power, but also what you’ll see soon is using the economic dimension of national power as well as the military preparations that are underway,” the official said.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, declined to give additional details about what “military preparations” entailed, adding that President Donald Trump had a “broad range of options” to remove the threat that the North poses, the New York Daily News reported. He added that those options included increasing sanctions by working with American allies.
The announcement came as news broke of the president holding a rare briefing with senators about the volatile situation regarding the rogue nation.