ACIR Presents: Addressing the North Korea Dilemma: An American Perspective
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The Atlanta Council for International Relations presents speaker Sunny Park, Atlanta Business Hall of Fame laureate, 2000 USO Patriot Medal recipient, and a naturalized U.S. citizen. Park is CEO of General Building Maintenance. He founded GBM in 1983. Under the motto “Zero Defects is Our Goal”, GBM became one of the top private commercial cleaning services providers in the United States and was awarded as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Atlanta.
Few security issues today confront the United States and its South Korean allies as does the threat posed by North Korea’s ever-expanding nuclear weapons inventory and missile delivery systems. Estimates of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal range as high as 60 weapons. Moreover, after a slow start and at a speed that has surprised American intelligence officials, North Korea has developed new ballistic missiles that some experts conclude could reach as far as Washington, D.C.
As a result, on January 25th The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advance its Doomsday Clock forward 30 seconds, pushing humanity’s proximity to disaster to an alarming two minutes to midnight. Rachel Bronson, the president and CEO of the Bulletin has noted that this is “the closest the Clock has ever been to Doomsday.”
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, and its 25 million residents is only 35 miles from the North Korean border and is within range of as many as 10,000 North Korean artillery sites. The United States is now within range of Kim Jong-un’s nuclear weapons. As a result, solutions to the current crisis do not come easily. Come hear an American with Korean roots address the dilemma now posed by this great danger. ACIR looks forward to seeing you on February 15 at the Capital Club.