Thursday, April 27, 2017

Commander of U.S. Pacific Command: North Korean Crisis 'Worst I’ve Seen'

FOX News: North Korean crisis 'worst I’ve seen,' top Navy officer warns

The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific region told lawmakers Thursday that the North Korean crisis is the worst he’s seen -- testifying that it's only a matter of time before Kim Jong Un has the capability of launching a nuclear warhead toward the United States.

“The crisis on the Korean peninsula is real—the worst I’ve seen,” said Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. “There is some doubt within the intelligence community whether Kim Jong Un has that capability today or whether he will soon, but I have to assume he has it, the capability is real, and that he’s moving towards it.”

Harris spoke to the Senate Armed Services Committee a day after all 100 U.S. senators were invited to White House grounds for a North Korea briefing.

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More News On The North Korean Crisis

Top admiral: North Korea crisis is 'worst I've seen' -- The Hill
North Korea threat: Top admiral calls on more missile interceptors in Hawaii -- FOX News
North Korea near to developing long-range missiles capable of striking United States, warns US Pacific commander -- The Independent
North Korea: Washington and Seoul pledge 'swift punitive measures' -- The Guardian
US to tighten sanctions on North Korea -- DW
North Korea: US vows sanctions and will activate Thaad system 'within days' -- BBC
After North Korea-focused day, administration policy remains opaque -- Defense News
McCain: Military action against North Korea can’t be taken off table -- CBS
North Korea sends letter to Southeast Asian countries warning of a 'nuclear holocaust' if they do not join forces in the wake of US military drills in the region -- Daily Mail
North Korea turns to Southeast Asian nations for support in battle with US to stop ‘nuclear holocaust’ --
Nuclear tests will 'never stop,' North Korean government official says -- CNN
Gas Shortages in North Korean Capital Spark Rumors China is Choking the Supply -- TIME
A look at North Korea's evolving brinkmanship -- AP