Well, this is certainly interesting and intriguing. Did Sec. Mattis learn of some above-top-secret capability? Why would he say “there are” military options now when he didn’t say so before? What types of weaponry could possible prevent North Korea from shelling Seoul? Perhaps an electromagnetic pulse technology? If so, how might such a weapon be delivered?
Whatever these weapons are, he is obviously referring to some capability that is not known to the public.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted that the United States still had military options left for dealing with North Korea, but did not elaborate when asked for details Monday … according to Mattis, the Pentagon has a few tricks up its sleeve that wouldn’t involve the decimation of Seoul.
… When asked, “is there any military option the U.S. can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk?” on Monday, Mattis responded, “Yes, there are, but I will not go into details.”
… Previously, Mattis said a war with North Korea would “involve the massive shelling of an ally’s capital, which is one of the most densely packed cities on earth,” in reference to Seoul.