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Trump, top defense officials, discuss North Korea options: White House
October 10, 2017 / 10:56 PM / 9 days ago

Trump, top defense officials, discuss North Korea options: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) with Defense Secretary James Mattis participates in a briefing with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met on Tuesday with his top defense officials for a briefing and discussion on options to respond to any North Korean aggression or if necessary to prevent Pyongyang from threatening the United States and its allies with nuclear weapons, the White House said in a statement.

Trump was briefed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford at a meeting of members of his national security team, the statement said.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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