RT: Panetta reveals US nuke strike plans on N. Korea, spurs controversy

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Published time: October 16, 2014 04:41

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (Reuters / Jonathan Erns)

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (Reuters / Jonathan Erns)

US war plans against North Korea recently included the option of a nuclear strike, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed in his memoirs, triggering major controversy.

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Panetta described a 2010 briefing in Seoul by General Walter L. ‘Skip’ Sharp, the commander of US forces in South Korea, where it was made clear that the nuclear option was on the table if North Korean forces crossed into the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the North and the South.

“If North Korea moved across the border, our war plans called for the senior American general on the peninsula to take command of all US and South Korea forces and defend South Korea— including by the use of…

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