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James Woolsey to Newsmax TV: NKorea Testing 'Unimportant'

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 August 2019 10:32 PM

Quibbling over the range of North Korea's latest missile tests is obscuring the real threat of Kim Jong Un's regime: Nuclear weapon capability and a potential electromagnetic attack on the U.S., according to former CIA Director James Woolsey to Newsmax TV.

"The electric grid is much more important than whether North Korea can shoot a missile to 5,000 km versus 5,500 km," Woolsey told Tuesday's "Newsmax Now."

"Everybody seems focused on the range, and it's not the main issue."

The recent warnings of Kim's short-range missile tests pale in comparison to North Korea's ability to add a nuclear tip to any range missile or launch a satellite into orbit, Woolsey told host John Bachman.

"They're almost completely unimportant, because what matters with respect to missiles, for the short range ones, they'd be able to hit South Korea and Japan in any case," Woolsey said. "For longer range ones, it's not the range that matters. What matters is that North Korea has nuclear weapons, has tested nuclear weapons, and also that North Korea can launch a satellite.

"And if it can get a satellite in orbit it can detonate even a low-yield nuclear weapon and that knocks out our electric grid."

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