GOP lawmaker advocates for 'massive' cyberattack on North Korea

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One Republican state lawmaker is asking the Trump administration to take action against North Korea with a massive, coordinated cyberattack.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who represents the 48th district of California, said it is crucial for the Trump administration to take threats from the "Communist Kim dynasty" seriously and to "respond with all the urgency the president's words signify."

"It all sounds like madness, as indeed a nuclear exchange would be, but for decades we have been playing a slow-motion game of diplomatic depravity that could only lead to this perilous juncture," he said in a statement. "The cycle of madness must be broken."

Mr. Rohrabacher said the Pentagon should consider shooting down any missile launched by North Korea and deploying a "coordinated, massive" cyberattack on the country's infrastructure to disable the "dictatorship's communications and its missile-launch capabilities."

"The ultimate goal, of course, must be regime change," Mr. Rohrabacher wrote.

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