Ted Galen Carpenter is the defense and foreign policy issues fellow for the Cato Institute. He has just released an op-ed that is sure to win him accolades galore from within the halls of Kasumigaseki.
A nuisance, not a threat
WASHINGTON // Regardless of how many times North Korea tests its missiles, it does not constitute an existential threat to the United States or its allies.
In fact, some of the suggestions for a response to the missile tests that have significantly increased international tensions are more dangerous than the specter of a North Korean missile capability itself.
Uh-oh. No more stays at the Hotel Okura for you...at anyone's expense!