James B. Steinberg
Former Brookings Expert
“You’ve got an extremely small area [Oklahoma City] that’s extremely research intensive,” Andes says. “The question becomes: How do we take that great capacity and build jobs and companies around it?”
[U.S. military capabilities in the Pacific are] very imposing, very impressive [and are intended] to deter the North from any kind of potential actions. But if the North were to act, the U.S...would have to deploy far more to the peninsula and the region as quickly as possible.
[So far there have been no efforts to evacuate U.S. citizens living in South Korea.] That would be the clearest indication that we were headed toward war. And I don't think we are.