Ex-Israeli intelligence chief: Trump should attack North Korea if he can

Amos Yadlin says Pyongyang has nuclear capability but is likely unready to launch attack, doubts Washington has the necessary intel to strike safely

The former head of Israel’s Military Intelligence said Sunday that the US should launch a preemptive strike against North Korea if it has the capability to do so in the wake of an apparent hydrogen bomb test by Pyongyang. However, he said he was not sure, and didn’t know if Washington was sure, whether it had the ability to do so.

Maj. Gen. (res) Amos Yadlin, who also served as IDF attaché to Washington and who is currently the director of the Institute for National Security Studies, told 103FM Radio said the military option against North Korea was very complicated and risky.

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