Recently North Korean leader Kim Jong-un claimed that his forces are preparing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test – a capability that, once fully developed, the North Korean regime could use to threaten the United States. A crisis on the Korean peninsula could be one of the first national security emergencies facing the Trump administration. If Pyongyang tests an ICBM, should President Trump order U.S. forces to shoot it down?
Michael Auslin is author of “The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region”: https://goo.gl/is63qj
Michael Auslin on North Korea’s nuclear program: https://goo.gl/sZSCYm
More articles from Michael Auslin: https://www.aei.org/scholar/michael-auslin/
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