North Korea isn’t alone

 

President Obama has taken strong action to protect the United States and its allies from North Korea. He deployed advanced aircraft to the region and announced plans to expand missile defenses on the West Coast and in Guam.

The problem is, North Korea isn’t the only threat we face. Iran is less than a year away from testing its own nuclear weapon, and already has advanced rockets that can reach Europe and likely the United States. Military analysts say we need a new interceptor base on the East Coast to stop an intercontinental ballistic missile fired from Iran. But that’s been put off so that Congress can conduct yet another study.

The North Korean threat boiled slowly before erupting into the full-blown crisis we face today. Let’s not make the same mistake with Iran.

Paul Tamburrino, Miami

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