North Korea: US and allies face shortage of good options over missile threat

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Pyongyang’s latest missile test has revived calls to ‘deal with’ Kim Jong-un. But all possible strategies carry huge risks

North Korea’s successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could one day carry nuclear warheads to the United States has revived talk of military intervention in the reclusive state.

Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, once a somewhat abstract strategic concern for bureaucrats in Washington, have suddenly become more pressing. The secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said earlier this year that all options are on the table for blocking its nuclear weapons programme.

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