North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday is raising a lot of questions on Capitol Hill. North Korea now has missiles that could hit the U.S. and officials say that highlights the growing threat that country’s nuclear and missile program pose. Congressman Don Bacon says it appears their ICBM’s could hit anywhere in the U.S. except Florida and more must be now to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Congressman Bacon says, “My view of it is we’ve only done sanctions half way. We should say that any country or business that does business with North Korea can’t do business with the United States. That would shut down banking and a lot of other things that the North Koreans depend on with China. We haven’t done that. We’ve only gone half way. Two – we need to be wiling to arm Japan at a much larger way than we have been. China fears Japan. That would force China to deal with this problem and we haven’t done that to the extent I think we could.”
Congressman Bacon says North Korea’s ICBM could hit anywhere other than Florida. Some sources say the prime targets are Washington D.C., San Diego, Barksdale AFB in Louisiana and Hawaii. Congressman Bacon says war is the last resort but we have to be prepared for it. He says more than one million people could be killed. He says North Korea has 7,000 artillery within range of Seoul so that is one of the many problems.