As the world watches these upcoming days in Vietnam of a second summit in hope and in judgement of a North Korean denuclearization, the United States has substantially increased in policy (MDR) , reliability (testing) and capabilities (increased numbers and new platforms) to negate all North Korean Ballistic Nuclear Missile threats from left and right of launch capabilities to strike the United States and its territories. The United States has set a generational technical bar in capacity and capability implementation that North Korea can never overcome, overmatch and threaten with their current and future capabilities. This coupled with increased enforcement of economic sanctions to North Korea and a receptive United States President that potentially could be out of office in a year and a half brings North Korea’s leader to a second summit where substance, actions, and framework leading the conditions for a peace agreement cannot be ignored, denied, or deferred. Definable, verifiable unilateral action by North Korea to demonstrate self denuclearization must come out of this summit to be defined as a success as North Korea may not get another window of opportunity to meet and create peace on the Korean Peninsula with the President of the United States.
Missile Defense remains one of the critical foundations of power the United States has to bring North Korea to terms and stands firmly on this power to deter and stop the proliferation of nuclear ballistic missile technologies to other nations and entities.
We give peace a chance, more than a chance this week with North Korea.