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North Korean missile attack is a clear and present danger to us all

Representative Steve Israel

(Original source The Hill)

“A year ago on Oct. 17, I stood with four U.S. senators at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, one stop on an inspection of U.S. capabilities to defend against a missile attack from Pyongyang. Then, a missile strike was a clear danger. Now, it’s more of a clear and present danger. On Monday, Defense Secretary James Mattis urged military leaders “to be ready” with military options for North Korea.

That inspection took us to Alaska, where we saw young American servicemembers scrunched over radar monitors, tracking any long-range North Korean missile deemed a threat. In Seoul, we crowded into trailers and observed personnel who stood at the ready to launch Patriot missiles against shorter range threats.”

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