K: I think there are only two options on the table, the first should be tried.
K: 1) US should seriously negotiate with North Korea to dismantle their nuclear, which means both sides have to give.
Immensely unlikely - it's been tried. Kim has built his credibility to his people via his nuclear capabilities - this would be seen internally as a humiliating embarrassment and a sign of weakness.
K: Ensuring NK keep to their part of the agreement could be reasonably done by a third party, such as having UN inspectors on the ground, and stationed throughout the country in any area considered a compound for such.
Easy to hide and avoid - Iran did!
K: For all the bickering, China and Russia could act as intermediaries to any such negotiations.
Yeah, like they would be looking out for OUR and the world's interests! And as soon as a liberal government takes over after the weak GOPsters, it'll soon be business as usual - with us and the world just looking the other way, so as not to see what we don't want to.
K: 2) Taking out Kim Jong Un covertly and then overrunning the country with a strong military presence, without using "weapons of mass destruction."
Probably the best option to avoid all-out war!
K: If Kim can't be taken out without the use of nukes, then it is at a standoff and negotiations are really the only alternative.
Nukes will only be launched if Kim does so first - I'm pretty sure of that. Unilaterally attacking them would be a bad call. But the call, if needed, will likely need to be made within moments - yeah, VERY scary!
K: Without coming to a negotiated agreements, the only military action I see Trump can take is a very targeted and quick covert operation to take down Kim and then sweeping in with strong military presence to secure suspicious facilities and ensure it doesn't turn into a mess (based upon history in the Middle East, good luck!).
Yes, but he'll need more than luck! And the occupation - easily another 50 years! And avoiding Russian and China aggression in response - very dicey stuff.
All I know is to not get anxiety ridden over a situation I know God is in control of. Rocketman is in His hands - however He might deal with him.