Persistent Threat of North Korea and Developing an Effective U.S. Response, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, September 28, 2016 [open pdf - 292KB]
This is the September 28, 2016 hearing on "Persistent Threat of North Korea and Developing an Effective U.S. Response" held before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy of the Committee on Foreign Relations. From the statement of Cory Gardner: "The rapid advancement of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile program represents a grave threat to global peace and stability and a direct threat to the United States homeland in the immediate future. [...] We are now witnessing the consequences of that failure. Nuclear experts have reported that North Korea may currently have as many as 20 nuclear warheads and has the potential to possess as many as 100 warheads within the next 5 years. [...] According to a recent report by the Center for Strategic International Studies, North Korea is emerging as a significant actor in cyberspace with both its military and clandestine organizations gaining the ability to conduct cyber operations. [...] The gravity of the North Korean threat necessitates these conversations, both to guide the actions of this administration, as well as to set parameters for the next administration." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel Fried and Daniel R. Russel.
S. Hrg. 114-714; Senate Hearing 114-714
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