Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow at 10 a.m., Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) will convene a hearing to assess North Korea’s nuclear program.  The hearing, entitled “Countering the North Korean Threat: New Steps in U.S. Policy,” comes amid several recent high-ranking North Korean defections.

Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “Many believe the North Korean regime is on track to complete development of ICBM missiles capable of striking the U.S. homeland.  We cannot allow that to happen.  During this hearing, expert witnesses will testify about the current status of North Korea’s nuclear program, its ability to deliver its nuclear arsenal, and how to confront – and stop – these dangerous programs.”

Hearing: Countering the North Korean Threat: New Steps in U.S. Policy

Tuesday, February 7 at 10 a.m. ET

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Victor Cha, Ph.D.
Senior Adviser and Korea Chair
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Sue Mi Terry, Ph.D.
Managing Director
Bower Group Asia

Mr. Anthony Ruggiero
Senior Fellow
Foundation for Defense of Democracies

The Honorable Robert L. Gallucci
Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy
Walsh School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University


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***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.