DHS Chief: North Korea More Likely To Be A 'Cyber Threat' Than A 'Kinetic' One

J. Scott Applewhite

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Sunday said that North Korea is more likely to present a "cyber threat" than a "kinetic" one.

"In the case of North Korea, you know, a kinetic threat against the United States right now I don't think is likely, but certainly a cyber threat," Kelly said on NBC News' "Meet the Press."

"So we would raise various threat levels in the event that something happened and we felt as though that there was a possible threat," he added. "You always want to come down on the side of caution."

A North Korean missile exploded during launch on Sunday, according to South Korean and U.S. officials. Vice President Mike Pence called that failure to launch a "provocation."