Fredrick Vincenzo

Commander Fredrick 'Skip' Vincenzo is a career Navy SEAL who has spent most of the past 24 years either on the Korean Peninsula or doing work related to it. He focused on tactical and operational initiatives to support strategies of deterrence. The views expressed herein are his alone. They are personal and do not reflect the opinions of the Department of Defense or U.S. government or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Assessments made in this study do not necessarily represent the position of the US intelligence community or any US government organization.

The growing lethality of N. Korea’s military increasingly undercuts America’s ability to use diplomatic pressure, economic sanctions or military force to counter its provocative...