Preempt, intercept, retaliate. These have become South Korea’s watchwords in facing the North Korean missile threat, which will become a nuclear missile threat when Pyongyang fields a system for rocket delivery of nuclear payloads—if it has not already. Seoul is moving to bolster each of the three programs that support the strategy: Kill Chain, which is intended to create a capacity for preemptively disarming North Korea; Korea Air and Missile Defense (KAMD), for intercepting ...

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