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West Coast Lawmakers Sound Alarm on North Korea

West Coast lawmakers are increasingly sounding the alarm on the threat posed by North Korea.

“Some of us are old enough to remember when we had civil defense and we were under our desks,” Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., said during a recent House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting..

Sherman proposed that “we ought to have civil defense in this country.”

“We have a foreign policy establishment that will not admit to the American people that [deterrence] may fail to prevent us from being hit,” he said. “We could prepare to minimize casualties. We won’t, because that means we’d have to admit that there’s the possibility we will face casualties.”


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