A CNN reporter asked a member of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) during a recent interview if the denuclearization of North Korea means that he will be out of a job.
Reporter Scott McLean toured Cheyenne Mountain, which houses NORAD just south of Denver, and interviewed U.S. Northern Command Center Director Col. Travis Morehen, a Canadian, about the threats from North Korea.
"We've been watching the same as we were previously, the same as we watch any other nation that poses a threat to the United States and Canada," Morehen said. "We have a job to do that's measured in minutes and seconds and for us to try and account for the political rhetoric, it doesn't fit in. We're worried about pieces of metal flying through space coming to North America."
McLean then speculated that the Trump administration's success in North Korea could lead to Morehen being out of a job.
"If there is a deal to actually denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, is your work done here?" McLean asked.
"No. No, it’s not," Morehen responded. "We need to be able to respond to any threat from any nation. In my opinion, our work will never be done."