Deb Fischer: Defenses for a rising threat

August 3, 2017

Omaha World-Herald:

Last Friday, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. Numerous reports indicated this missile flew significantly farther than the one the regime launched July 3 and could reach major U.S. cities.

This threat is a concern I hear about often when I visit with Nebraskans. Wednesday’s successful test-launch of an ICBM of our own should be reassuring. This was a pre-scheduled, highly technical launch and one of many tests our military conducts every year to ensure that our defenses are safe and reliable.

Technical hurdles remain before North Korea can carry out a nuclear strike against our country, but we should expect Kim Jong Un to reach that objective. We must do all we can as a nation to avoid this outcome.

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