Tuesday, May 23, 2017

U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director: North Korea Is On The Path Of Developing The Capability To Launch A Nuclear Strike Against The U.S.

VOA: Top US Intel Official: North Korea on Trajectory to Nuclear-armed Missile

A top American intelligence official has warned that North Korea is on the path of developing the capability of carrying out a nuclear strike against the United States.

Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart told lawmakers Tuesday on Capitol Hill that although "shortfalls remain," North Korea continues to learn from the missile and nuclear tests it has conducted in recent years.

"If left on its current trajectory, the regime will ultimately succeed in fielding a nuclear armed missile capable of threatening the United States homeland," Stewart said before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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Update: North Korea Missile Test Seen as Step to Put U.S. in Range (Bloomberg)

WNU Editor: I am not surprised by Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart's testimony, what I am surprised about is that apparently that this is the Defense Intelligence Agency's first official assessment on North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Where have they been for the past few years?

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