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International relations

Trump's military options in spotlight after Korean ambassador spat

Supporters of preemptive strike say US knows where North Korea's missiles are

U.S.-South Korea military drills in March 2017   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The withdrawal of Victor Cha as the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea due to his disagreement over a limited strike on North Korea, shows just how real the possibility of a preemptive strike is within the Trump administration.

And while North and South Korea have agreed to march under one flag at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Paralympics, it is probably safe to assume that tensions will be ratcheted up again as soon as the games are over.

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