5Defense Secretary: Military Solution to North Korea Would Be "Tragic on Unbelievable Scale"
Defense Secretary: Military Solution to North Korea Would Be "Tragic on Unbelievable Scale" : CSPAN : May 20, 2017 6:01am-7:01am EDT
an unbelievable scale, and so our effort is to work with the u.n., work with china, work with japan, work with south korea to find a way out of this situation and we press on. there's many different efforts under way. we have a whole government approach to this as well. i spent as much time as i do with the secretary of treasury and secretary of state as we try to sustain a policy going forward. general dunford: we haven't changed the prod guidance to our forces that are working with partners on the ground. they don't actually close with the enemy. specific case i mentioned was we in the past have been partnering and advising at the brigade level in iraq. because of the complex terrain inside the city of mosul, the commander felt it didn't allow them to provide the kind of advice and combined armed support necessary. we allowed them to support at the battalion level. it doesn't change that they would be at the last cover and conceal position and not one closing with the enemy. we conduct partnered operations. it is the partners who are closing with and destroying the enemy. reporter
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