THEN THERE’S NORTH KOREA
Despite a huge range of distractions in recent days, some have not forgotten North Korea, which was the centerpiece of much media coverage not so long ago. The continued threat will be addressed Thursday by the House Homeland Security Committee at an event appropriately titled “Empty Threat or Serious Danger: Assessing North Korea’s Risk to the Homeland,” overseen by Rep. Scott Perry, Pennsylvania Republican and chairman of the oversight and management efficiency subcommittee.
This is serious fare. The five witnesses include Patrick R. Terrell, senior research fellow at the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at National Defense University; and Peter Vincent Pry, chief of staff of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States From Electromagnetic Pulse Attack. C-SPAN will cover the event live at 2 p.m. EDT; it also will be live-streamed at Homeland.house.gov.