Americans Gear Up Defense Methods
As Kim Jong Un and North Korean leaders continue to march towards a nuclear-armed ballistic missile that can reach the United States, Americans have started to consider new ways to stop this threat.
“Missile defense buys you time and opens windows,” said Aerospace Security Project director Todd Harrison.
North Korea Attempts To Hit American Soil
USA Today writes:
“North Korea’s latest missile launch on July 4 was its first intercontinental ballistic missile. The Hwasong-14 had a maximum range of about 4,163 miles, meaning it could hit targets in Alaska but not the contiguous U.S. mainland or the larger islands of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean.”
“The North Korean government said its missiles can hit anywhere in the world with a nuclear warhead, but the U.S. government doubts the regime of Kim Jong Un has developed a miniaturized warhead or delivery vehicle needed to accomplish that.”
“North Korea may be only a year or so away from that feat, according to U.S. estimates, which is why the Pentagon is stepping up its anti-missile program.”
Global Action To Stop Global Threats
“Global action is required to stop a global threat,” Tillerson said. “Any country that hosts North Korean guest workers, provides any economic or military benefits, or fails to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions is aiding and abetting a dangerous regime.”
“Tillerson’s statement comes days after the US announced it was cutting financial ties between US banks and China’s Bank of Dandong, which the administration claims acts as a pipeline to support alleged illicit North Korean financial activity. “We will cut the money off to North Korea until they behave properly,” said US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.”