Washington Week

Friday Nights on PBS

A Tillerson Slip Offers a Peek Into Secret Planning on North Korea

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson let slip last week a few tantalizing details about one of the nation’s most secret military contingency plans: how the United States would try to race inside North Korea to seize its nuclear weapons if it ever saw evidence that Kim Jong-un’s government was collapsing.

Monday, December 18, 2017
The New York Times
Topics: 
Foreign Policy
State Department
North Korea
Asia
Nuclear threat
Author Info: David Sanger
Teaser Text: 
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson let slip last week a few tantalizing details about one of the nation’s most secret military contingency plans: how the United States would try to race inside North Korea to seize its nuclear weapons if it ever saw evidence that Kim Jong-un’s government was collapsing.
Sort Date: 
1513573200