While some in Washington have claimed that North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are “no longer a threat,” Heritage experts are far from convinced and have been active in the media urging vigilance.
All of North Korea’s nuclear programs “are continuing, perhaps even expanding,” Bruce Klingner warned in an interview with CNN.
And while it’s a positive sign that North Korea is making moves to dismantle its missile-testing facilities, Heritage expert Olivia Enos went on Fox News to say that we should “not necessarily overstate its benefits.”
“We still have to watch and see what North Korea does when it comes to denuclearization,” she cautioned.
Similarly, North Korea’s decision to return the bodies of fallen U.S. soldiers from the Korean War doesn’t move the nuclear-threat needle. Klingner agreed that “any day America gets some of its fallen warriors back is a good day,” but noted there’s no evidence yet of denuclearization in an interview with the BBC.
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