September 17, 2021

Biden’s North Korea outreach may be supported by missile defense

The Pentagon has quietly continued investing in U.S. missile defense systems, experts say

The Pentagon supports the Biden administration’s approach to North Korea, a U.S. Department of Defense official said on Monday. According to experts, this support will likely involve investments in missile defense in order to deter a potential North Korean attack.

“The approach that the administration wants to take is a deliberate and a phased approach to try to find diplomatic space to get to the denuclearization of North Korea,” said John F. Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary. “We support that effort wholeheartedly.”