Pentagon Pushes Back, Says No Pre-Emptive Strike Planned for North Korea

FILE - The Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington, in this March 27, 2008 file photo. The Pentagon has revised its Law of War guidelines to remove wording that could permit U.S. military commanders to treat war correspondents as “unprivileged belligerents” if they think the journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with enemy forces. The amended manual, published on July 22, 2016, also drops wording that equated journalism with spying. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Earlier, we reported on NBC’s claim that the U.S. military was preparing for a pre-emptive strike against North Korea, should they try to test a nuclear weapon in the near future.

Fox News and others are now reporting that the Pentagon is pushing back heavily against this claim.

At this point, we don’t know which story is true, as it really is Anonymous Sources vs. Anonymous Sources. The best thing to do now is to keep an eye on that region of the world to see what North Korea, South Korea, China, and the U.S. do in the coming week(s).