On his last day in office, the Pentagon's top weapons evaluator said the U.S. could "likely" intercept any North Korean missile before it reached the 48 contiguous states. Charles McQueary acknowledged that ground-based interceptors are relatively untested, but he expressed guarded confidence that they would prove successful in case of a North Korean attack. "If North Korea launched a missile or two against us, we wouldn't sit back and say, 'I wonder if we have enough test data in order to launch,'" McQueary said. "We would launch."
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