Biden team can't punt on North Korea missile program as Obama did

김은 선언했다. “핵전쟁 억제력도 충분히 동원할 준비가 되어 있습니다.” 번역: 김 위원장은 이후 첫 핵실험을 지시할 수 있다. 2017 그가 원할 때마다.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Joe Biden

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Joe Biden (AP 이미지)

The State Department warned in April that North Korea may be preparing for a nuclear weapons test. During President Trump’s denuclearization diplomacy 에 2018, North Korea shut down some facilities at their Punggye-ri tunnel test site. 지금, satellite photos – which North Korea obviously wants you to see – show a refurbished site ready for a test.

Kim is already upset about South Korea’s new government and the summer slate of U.S. military exercises with South Korea’s military so there won’t be any shortages of fake reasons for the test.

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President Biden has no talent as commander in chief. 하나, Biden can’t afford to put North Korea on the back burner like Barack Obama did. 이유는 다음과 같습니다..

President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye meet in the Oval Office of the White House, 할 수있다 7, 2013.

President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye meet in the Oval Office of the White House, 할 수있다 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

North Korea grew its nuclear arsenal during the Obama-Biden policy ofstrategic patienceand tested its biggest 140 kiloton weapon in September 2017. The best guess is that North Korea could build about 40 nuclear weapons and may have 10-20 nuclear warheads for medium-range missiles.

Kim won’t stop with a nuclear test. He longs for a no-kidding long-range missile that can reach the continental United States.

Trump’s fiery diplomacy in the summer of 2017 caused Kim Jong Un to stop nuclear and long-range missile testing after November 2017. North Korea did no tests at all in 2018. Granted, 후 2019, they fired off a lot of older shorter-range missiles, and you can read all about them at the terrific Missiles of North Korea site maintained by the CSIS Missile Defense Project.

하나, the crucial long-range tests needed to mate nuclear weapons to missiles that guide, survive atmospheric re-entry, and reach U.S. territory just didn’t happen, thank heavens. Stopping tests left North Korea far short of an intercontinental capability.

President Joe Biden arrives at Osan Air Base on May 20, 2022, in Pyeongtaek, 대한민국. (Lee Jin-Man/Pool/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden arrives at Osan Air Base on May 20, 2022, in Pyeongtaek, 대한민국. (Lee Jin-Man/Pool/Getty Images)

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