A new report by two physicists suggests an airborne network of drone-based interceptors could defend against a ballistic missile attack by North Korea.
“All of the technologies needed to implement the proposed system are proven and no new technologies are needed to realize the system,” their recent evaluation found.
The system, they said, could “quickly create an incentive for North Korea to take diplomatic negotiations seriously and to destroy North Korean ICBMs if they are launched at the continental United States.”
The report was authored by Richard Garwin, IBM fellow emeritus, and Theodore Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology and national security policy at MIT.
North Korea has been testing not only its ballistic missiles, but its nuclear potential, in recent years. The tests slowed down after President Trump took office, and in a stunning change of heart, North Korean officials have indicated that they might be willing to meet with Trump