For years, successive American Presidents have worried about North Korea but done little to solve the problem.
According to The Wall Street Journal, most experts feel it will still be years before North Korea could credibly threaten the U.S. with a nuclear weapon delivered via a ballistic missile.
However, there are suggestions that North Korea has made significant advances is developing a high-altitude nuclear weapon that could generate an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that could create catastrophic damage to infrastructure over a wide area.
North Korea would not need a ballistic missile to launch a high altitude nuclear strike. It would be launched off a commercial ship or even from a balloon.
The damage from an EMP is not just theory. In 1962, the U.S. detonated a 1.4 megaton nuclear warhead over the South Pacific some 900 miles from Hawaii. The resulting EMP destroyed hundreds of streetlights in Honolulu.
The U.S. cannot afford to put off the day of reckoning with North Korea much longer.