September 29 2017
As tensions reach boiling point between the US and hermit kingdom, a defence think thank has warned hundreds of thousands of people are likely to be killed or injured.
In a disturbing assessment of the crisis sparked by Pyongyang’s intensified nuclear missile testing, the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi) said combat would “not be surgical or short”.
World War 3 could be triggered by either North Korea or the US but there is a growing risk that Donald Trump will decide to “resolve” the issue “sooner rather than later”, according to its report.
The UK would have only a few hours at most to decide how to respond, the chilling report warned.
The report said: “War is now a real possibility.
“With North Korea making rapid progress in its missile and nuclear programmes, time is not on diplomacy’s side.”
This article was posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 6:33 am