Top General: US Would Have ‘Minutes’ Of Warning Time If North Korea Launched Missile


The U.S. would likely only have a warning time of a “dozen minutes or so” if North Korea launched a missile in its direction, the military’s second highest-ranking official said Tuesday.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman Gen. Paul Selva said Pyongyang had cut the warning time down from an hour thanks to its use of mobile launch trucks, so much so that the U.S. would likely not be able to get an early warning “other than if we got lucky and saw the movement of the launch mechanism to the launch platform.”

Yet Selva said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still unable to strike the U.S. with an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) as far as the Pentagon has observed.

Read more at The Hill.



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