On January 21, Robert Manning published an op-ed in The Hill on recent North Korean missile tests and the message it sends the US about Kim Jong-un’s continued leverage.

“This full-spectrum nuclear arsenal appears an effort to achieve a survivable nuclear triad with its estimated 20-50 nuclear weapons, perhaps altering the military balance. In fact, North Korea’s continued cycle of tests appear to give it a new ability to evade U.S. missile defenses with cruise and hypersonic glide vehicles difficult for U.S. radars and sensors to detect,” Manning writes.

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