Gen. James Mattis: North Korean War Would Be "Catastrophic"

Global tensions with North Korea have been heating up, and the Department of Defense is finally speaking up about it.

On May 28, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis appeared on CBS News' "Face the Nation" to issue a dire warning about the rising tensions with North Korea.

"The conflict in North Korea would probably be the worst kind of fighting in most people's lifetimes," said Mattis. "The bottom line is it would be a catastrophic war."

Just one day later, on May 29, the Hermit Kingdom test-fired yet another ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.

And today (June 8), North Korea fired several more missiles, believed to be anti-ship missiles, to display the regime's "precise targeting capability," according to the South Korean military.

"This regime is a threat to the region, to Japan, to South Korea - and in the event of war, they would bring danger to Russia and China as well," said Mattis.

Now, the United States is feeling the pressure to retaliate, and the new administration is actually weighing military options against North Korea.

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Mattis Warns of Catastrophic War

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