Retired Admiral: Americans Shouldn’t Panic over North Korea Threat

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An interview with James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld Jr. on CBS News was quoted in “Retired Admiral: Americans Shouldn’t Panic over North Korea Threat.” Winnefeld is distinguished professor and CISTP senior fellow in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. 


While the U.S. is pushing for “the strongest possible” sanctions against North Korea after that country’s sixth and largest nuclear test Sunday, North Korea is reportedly moving what appears to be another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) toward a launch pad. As tensions between U.S. allies and the North [Korea] continue to rise, retired Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld (Georgia Tech), who was vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2011 to 2015, said “the last thing” Kim wants “is a war right now.” “I don’t think that Americans should be panicking over this at all,” said Winnefeld, a CBS News military and homeland security analyst. “We have a very good nuclear deterrent. Even though Kim Jong Un will probably never give up his nuclear weapons, he will not use them as long as his regime is not perceived to be at risk. So I would encourage everybody take a deep breath and let’s let this play its course.”

For the full article on Retired Admiral: Americans Shouldn't Panic over North Korea Threat” visit the CBS News website. 

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP)

North Korea, military, US allies, Winnefeld, Americans
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