May 31, 2017

Pentagon Says United States Is Ahead of North Korean Nuclear Threat Through 2020

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: Independent Journal Review

Journalist Erin McPike

The United States contends its missile defense technology puts it roughly three years ahead of the ever-increasing nuclear threat North Korea poses.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target with a “kill vehicle” it launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The successful U.S. test followed a series of missile tests led by Kim Jong Un from Pyongyang in recent months, which has forced the Trump administration to step up its efforts to reduce the threat.

Read the full piece in the Independent Journal Review.


  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...