PORTLAND, Ore. -- North Korea fired another missile this week. It is the third test in three weeks, and the twelfth just this year.
KGW’s former military analyst has seen enough. In an exclusive interview, retired General Tony McPeak said, “What needs to be stopped is the capability in North Korea, to attack U.S. cities with nuclear weapons. That needs to be stopped.”
The man who ran the U.S. Air Force during the Gulf War supports an ultimatum, and military action.
“We’ve waited too long already,” he said.
General McPeak was opposed to the Iraq War in 2003.
“I didn’t think Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. I’m on the record with that. Action against North Korea would be based on valid, demonstrated capabilities we’ve seen," he said. "Everyone knows it. North Korea has nuclear weapons. They’ve been tested. One of the tests caused an earthquake. I’m not willing to stand by idly while our west coast is targeted.”
What’s at stake for the United States and the world? Would South Korea support U.S. military action, knowing Seoul would likely come under immediate attack? Is Kim Jong Un interested in a deal that would suspend his nuclear program, when he is obviously very close?
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