Amid nuclear threat, what are the U.S. military options against North Korea?

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As President Trump raises the real possibility of "major conflict" with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, the U.S. is putting on a show of force intended to convince the regime that it doesn't stand a chance against the American military. There's no doubt who would win, but the destruction would be horrendous for both sides, reports CBS News correspondent David Martin. 

In an interview with Reuters two days before his 100th day in office, the president said he prefers a diplomatic solution, but "it's very difficult." 

On Friday, North Korean state run television aired video of this week's massive live-fire exercise. It showed multiple rocket launchers and artillery firing. Leader Kim Jong Un and his officers cheered them on. 

Just this past week, a nuclear-powered submarine armed with cruise missiles pulled into a South Korean port, a B-52 bomber patrolled over the Korean peninsula and the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson came within striking range of North Korea.  

Read more at CBSNews.com

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