For all the talk of naval strike groups and pre-emptive military action, Donald Trump's only option to solve the North Korean crisis could be compromise, NBC News reported.
His presidency has seen tensions rising over the Korean peninsula, with dictator Kim Jong Un's missile testing met with a swift rebuke from Washington.
But beneath the rhetoric, a more balanced approach can be seen. Vice President Mi Pence said Tuesday that the U.S. was working with allies to "achieve a peaceable resolution" to the impasse.
Some analysts told NBC News this may be Trump's only realistic option for solving the crisis.