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The North Korean Missile Threat

What threat does North Korea's missile programme pose - and do the United States and its allies have the technology to stop incoming missiles?

Do the United States and its allies really have the technology to stop incoming missiles from North Korea?

In the week North Korea tested another ballistic missile - this time it flew over northern Japan - David Aaronovich asks what threat does North Korea's missile programme pose?

And beyond North Korea, what are the capabilities of ICBMs? And how effective are missile defence systems?

Contributors:

Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies at Kings College London

Joseph Cirincione author of Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late

Dr Patricia Lewis, a former UN official who specialised in non-proliferation

Dr Laura Grego from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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