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James Stavridis

The Worst Option on North Korea: Striking First

If diplomacy fails again, then we'll have to live with a nuclear regime.
Fearless cheerleader.

Fearless cheerleader.

Photographer: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Think of the North Korean problem as a set of two dangerous streams of activity, moving rapidly toward each other. One is the increasing range of the Kim Jong Un regime's intercontinental ballistic missiles, which are now verifiably in the 3,000 to 4,000 mile range -- probably far enough to strike the continental U.S.

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