The U.S has now confirmed that North Korea successfully test-fired an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.
Some experts say it has the range to reach Alaska.
Kevin Baron is the executive director of Defense One, a news publication devoted to U.S. National Security.
"The pentagon is saying today that this is a new missile," expert Kevin Baron told Take Two's Libby Denkmann. Baron is the executive director of Defense One, a news publication devoted to U.S. National Security.
This missile represents something a new class of threat from North Korea, but not one that was unexpected by experts. "It's something that, frankly, we've all been waiting for a for a good 5 plus years," Baron said.
"Openly, the pentagon and intelligence officials are saying that it's only a matter of time before we see the actual first attempt at an ICBM and one that's not masked as any kind of other benign rocket launch of a satellite as they've tried in the past."