LELAND VITTERT (CO-HOST): Well, North Korea is where we're getting when it comes to proliferation of nuclear weapons. The war drums have started to beat. This is the cover of this week's Economist. It shows a mushroom cloud with Kim Jong Un and President Trump. The headline on the cover, “It could happen.” Inside The Economist writes this, “It's worth recalling that America has been here before. When Stalin and Mao were building their first atom bombs, some in the west urged pre-emptive strikes to stop them. Happily cooler heads prevailed.” North Korea has already gotten its nuclear bomb, now working on miniaturization. Is it worth keeping the military card on the table or is it better to pull it back a little bit and go, what you were talking about earlier, of tougher sanctions route?
OLIVER NORTH: Look, there's absolutely nothing that we ought to do that would take the military option off the table. But the president is right about one thing. China can influence the outcome of this. It was different in World War II -- in the aftermath of World War II with the Soviets and the Chinese getting weapons, because they wanted to survive the experience. There's nothing that indicates that the Iranians and the North Koreans, who are joined at the hip in the nuclear weapons and ICBMs, actually want to survive the experience. Here's what the president's options are:notify the world that any company doing any business whatsoever with the [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] and Iran cannot do business in the United States. Number two, tell the Japanese prime minister that the United States will support a change in the Japanese constitution to acquire nuclear weapons. Number three, tell the Chinese quietly it's time for regime change and the pressure on them is you won't have tens of millions of refugees and you can stop this thing. [South Korean] President Moon [Jae-in] responded to pressure, allowed the deployment of the [Terminal High Altitude Area Defense] system to protect. Next thing that ought to happen is announce the U.S. Is making plans to return the tactical nukes that we pulled out of Korea, but them back in. And finally, bottom line is the pressure's got to be on Beijing. And they won't act until they hurt.
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