The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on U.S. military strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. Admiral Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, testified primarily on the escalating situation with North Korea and offered his assessment of where the U.S. stands militarily.
By all reports, Pacific Command commander Admiral Harry Harris is a cool-headed warrior, not someone given to shouting that the sky is falling. (A Japanese-American, his appointment as PACOM boss unsettled the Chinese.) A friend of mine who knew Harris very well during their days at the Naval Academy said he’s “as straight a shooter as you can get.”)
Testifying to Congress last week about North Korea’s ability to strike the United States with a nuclear-armed ballistic missile, Harris said, “The crisis on the Korean peninsula is real — the worst I’ve seen.… There is some doubt within the intelligence community whether Kim Jong Un has that capability today or whether he will soon, but I have to assume he has it, the capability is real, and that he’s moving towards it.” When a gent such as Harris says that it’s something we have to take seriously.
What, then, do we do?
Relying on China to stop North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs simply won’t succeed. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the U.N. that “the key to solving the nuclear issue on the [Korean] peninsula does not lie in the hands of the Chinese side.”
Beyond anything else, we have to realize that North Korea, like Iran, will never give up its nuclear weapons or ballistic missiles peacefully. That’s not our choice, but it is reality.
We’re doing some things right. The deployment to South Korea of our Terminal High-Altitude Air Defense system — THAAD — began last week. It doesn’t entirely cancel the threat of the North Korean missiles but clearly reduces the threat substantially. (President Trump’s demand that South Korea pay for it was, fortunately, corrected by National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster.)
Kim’s regime must have been unsettled by our dropping the MOAB — the 20,000 pound Massive Ordinance Air Blast bomb — on the Taliban a couple of weeks ago. Unless they’re dumber than I think they are, they understand that one of those bombs, dropped by a stealthy B-2, would obliterate a square mile of their massed artillery.
North Korea will soon have the ability to launch a nuclear attack against the U.S. that would detonate at an altitude planned to create a massive electromagnetic pulse across Hawaii or a large part of the U.S. mainland. If successful, millions of Americans could die in the aftermath.
Our missile defenses stand in the way, but they must — as Adm. Harris warned — be increased and improved.
As I’ve written before, if we have the ability to perform a cyberattack that prevents missile launches or nuclear tests, we should use it at every opportunity. If we don’t, we should develop it as soon as possible.
Shooting down North Korean missiles will have to be done whenever we detect a launch that could result in a warhead being delivered to South Korea, Japan, or the United States.
While the US has said that the warships are there to put pressure North Korea who has threatened to attack the US with nuclear weapons, China is increasingly worried over the presence of the fleet so close to its own waters.
Beyond that, there’s not much we can do without going to war. If the North Koreans want to start a war, there’s nothing more we can do than defeat it and destroy the Kim regime.
War with North Korea — and Iran — will come. Living with the threat of their nuclear weapons and missiles isn’t a choice because they will use them when — by ideology, insanity or paranoia — they are driven to do so. Deterrence works but only up to that point.
North Korea ‘not afraid’ as it plans sixth nuclear test, UK ambassador says. Hope this video will help less for you. This is the latest warning North Korea after Donald Trump sent an ‘armada’, including a nuclear-powered submarine and aircraft carriers, into the region in a show of force.
South Korea’s newly elected President Moon Jae-in has vowed to begin efforts solve the “security crisis” on the peninsula amid tensions between North Korea and America.
Can North Korea attack the US power grid? Dr. Peter Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, on North Korea allegedly preparing to attack the U.S. power grid.
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