March 24, 2021

Reaction to North Korea's ballistic missile launch

Featuring Duyeon Kim

Source: Reuters

Journalist Reuters

North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the sea near Japan on Thursday, Japan’s prime minister said, fuelling tensions ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and ramping up pressure on the new Biden administration in Washington.

Here are some reactions to the launch:

DUYEON KIM, ADJUNCT SENIOR FELLOW, CENTER FOR NEW AMERICAN SECURITY IN WASHINGTON:

“In light of today’s ballistic missile test, the U.S. and South Korea should strengthen their deterrence posture to defend against these smaller missiles including returning to the normal scale and scope of joint military drills, minus U.S. strategic assets for now until there’s a bigger provocation like ICBM and nuclear tests."

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Authors

  • Duyeon Kim

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Duyeon Kim, PhD, is an adjunct senior fellow with the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, Eas...