EXPERTS AVAILABLE: NORTH KOREA MISSILE OR NUCLEAR TEST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

James McKeon
jmckeon@armscontrolcenter.org
814-460-6943

Saturday, September 9 marks the founding of North Korea and is celebrated as a major holiday in the country. In 2016, the North Koreans tested their fifth nuclear device on this date. Experts and analysts strongly believe that September 9, 2017 will produce a major new North Korean missile or nuclear test.

Due to time zone differentiation, the event could take place on Friday, September 8, 2017 in U.S. time.

If such an event occurs, The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation offers the following experts for live interview, quotes, and further analysis:

  • Philip Coyle, Senior Science Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. A former Assistant Secretary of Defense and Associate Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Mr. Coyle is a world renowned expert on nuclear and missile technology. He has been cited or published in various publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, and numerous other outlets. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs.
  • John Tierney, former U.S. Congressman and Executive Director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Mr. Tierney served for 18 years as a U.S. Congressman, where he chaired the National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, where he chaired numerous hearings concerning the national missile defense program. Mr. Tierney also served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Mr. Tierney has been cited or published in various publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, and numerous other outlets. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs.
  • Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Ms. Bell is a former Senior Adviser to the Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security. She has been cited or published in various publications, including Politico, Defense News, The Hill, and other outlets. She has also appeared on various radio and television programs, including NPR.
  • James McKeon, Nuclear Weapons Analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. James has been cited or published in various publications, including the Washington Post, Wired, Politico, U.S. News and World Report and other outlets. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television programs, such as CBS News, BBC Radio, CTV, and other outlets.

To schedule an interview with either expert, please contact James McKeon at jmckeon@armscontrolcenter.org or 814-460-6943.