Head of the U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry Harris told troops on Friday to stand ready for North Korea provocations. Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force
UPI: Report: U.S. Pacific Command chief tells troops to be ready to 'fight tonight'
TOKYO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. Pacific Command has asked troops to be thoroughly prepared for possible North Korea provocations during an upcoming anniversary.
Adm. Harry Harris told U.S. military personnel at Yokota Air Base in Japan on Friday that they should be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight," Japanese television network Asahi TV reported.
Harris made the remark during an inaugural ceremony for Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, who is now in command of U.S. Forces Japan.
Harris, who recently met with Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada regarding enhanced cooperation, described North Korea's provocative actions, including missile and nuclear tests, as the most urgent threat, according to Asahi TV.
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Update: US Girds for War against North Korea; US Navy Chief Urges Men to be Ready (China Topix)
WNU Editor: After making it clear that he favours a policy of confronting China but was then told to back-off .... U.S. Navy's Top Pacific Admiral Wants To Confront China. White House Says No (September 26, 2016) .... it appears that U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry Harris is now eyeing North Korea.