Australia should prepare for North Korean attack, former Pentagon missile boss warns
Updated September 29, 2017 07:20:44
Australia must develop greater missile defences to ward off a strike from North Korea, a former high-ranking Pentagon official said.
Dr Brad Roberts served as US deputy assistant secretary of defence for nuclear and missile defence policy between 2009 and 2013, and is currently in Australia briefing senior officials about regional dangers.
He warned Australia could be struck by a North Korean weapon.
“Unfortunately, Australia doesn’t really get to choose whether or not North Korea threatens it — it’s the choice that the North Korean leader [Kim Jong-un] makes,” he said.
Dr Roberts said it was very clear separating US allies from the US and from each other is central …