Experts Say

Out of Time in North Korea

Council on Foreign Relations
March 17, 2017
By Richard N. Haass

There is a growing consensus that the first genuine crisis of Donald Trumpís presidency could involve North Korea and, more specifically, its ability to place a nuclear warhead on one or more ballistic missiles possessing sufficient range and accuracy to reach the continental United States. A crisis could stem from other factors as well: a large increase in the number of nuclear warheads that North Korea produces, evidence that it is selling nuclear materials to terrorist groups, or some use of its conventional military forces against South Korea or US forces stationed there.
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