Juscelino F. Colares, JD, PhD; Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law, School of Law

Law’s Juscelino Colares explores concept of first strike-capability and North Korea

It may be too late to stop North Korea from firing nukes
The Daily BeastJuscelino Colares, the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law, said that North Korea’s combination of solid fuel rockets and tactical nuclear missiles might allow what’s known as first-strike capability—a term used to describe the ability to attack another nuclear power first and destroy enough of its arsenal to prevent effective retaliation. A first-strike capability, Colares warned, might “cause the North Korean dictators to delude themselves into dreams of glory, a very risky proposition.”