Wednesday on The Chad Hasty Show, Director of Defense Studies at the Center for the National Interest, Harry Kazianis appeared on the program to discuss the rapidly intensifying nuclear weapons threat from North Korea, with that nation's latest ballistic missile launch demonstrating the increasing range of their strike capability.

Kazianis and Hasty discussed the rapid advances North Korea has made with missile and weapons technology, what it means to the United States and the world, whether or not sanctions are having the desired effect, and the consequences of possible responses.

Kazianis said,

If you had told me Chad, two years ago, we'd be on this program [today] talking about North Korean missiles having the potential capability to hit the U.S., I'd say you're crazy, to be honest with you. But the North Koreans, they show how far you can go if you're willing to basically starve your own population of twenty five million people to build nuclear weapons and build missiles. And in the months and years to come, this is just going to get worse.

During his detailing of responses by the U.S. and the world, and the results of military conflict, Kazianis said,

If you're going to start a war with North Korea, you're talking millions dead, and you're talking trillions of dollars in reconstruction aid, and I don't think that's anything the American people want to go through.

Listen to the entire interview with Harry Kazianis in the video above.

More information about Harry Kazianis is available at the Center for the National Interest website.

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