Navy Admiral Stavridis: North Korea Biggest Security Threat To U.S.

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Retired Navy Admiral and NATO's former Supreme Allied Commander James G. Stavridis, left, and retired Air Force General and former commander of the U.S. Strategic Command C. Robert Kehler testify on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. mission in Libya. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

North Korea recently completed its fifth ballistic missile launch. It’s a move that defies growing international consensus that views the secretive, nuclear-armed nation as a grave threat to international order.

While it’s received relatively little attention in the U.S. presidential campaign, North Korea could be the next president’s thorniest foreign policy problem, according to some international relations experts.

Retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis, dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, tells Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson why North Korea is “the most dangerous country in the world.”


James Stavridis, retired Navy Admiral and current Dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University. He’s the former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO. He tweets @stavridisj.

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