September 24, 2021

North Korea’s second ICBM test: What should happen now

The U.S. must drop its illusions and pursue a freeze deal

In his New Year's speech, Kim Jong Un said that North Korea would soon test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the continental United States.

U.S. President Donald Trump reacted to the statement almost immediately: in a tweet on January 2, he said that such a launch "won’t happen." But even back then, few observers had any doubt that it would, indeed, happen soon.