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19:30 (Door open at 19:00)
  • James E. Platte (Assistant Professor with the U.S. Air Force Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies (CUWS) at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, USA)

North Korea’s nuclear program has made significant technological advances this year, including the demonstration of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and a hydrogen bomb test. An ICBM tipped with a thermonuclear warhead would give North Korea a capability that it has long sought, namely to hold U.S. territory at risk. Is Pyongyang’s goal simply to deter U.S. attacks on or invasion of North Korea, or does Pyongyang have other political or military goals for its strengthening nuclear arsenal? Will North Korea continue its historical cycle of provocations against the United States and its allies? While the United States must deal with the reality of North Korea being able to threaten…
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