Taking Down North Korea's Missile Threat: Which Country Can Be the Israel of East Asia?
April 10, 2012
North Korean preparations to conduct a satellite test using ballistic missile technology highlight international concerns regarding North Korea as a proliferation threat. Each test North Korea conducts of its multi-stage rockets, be they designed as satellite carriers or delivery vehicles for weapons of mass destruction, helps the country to improve its ability to deliver a cargo accurately, expanding the range and credibility of its capacity to threaten its neighbors. This is why former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sounded the alarm regarding North Korean missile development in December of 2010 while on a trip to Beijing.