Thursday, June 8, 2017

U.S. Missile Defense Chief: 'North Korea Missile Advances A 'Great Concern'

Military vehicles carry missiles with characters reading 'Pukkuksong' during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Sue-Lin Wong/File photo

Reuters: Head of U.S. missile defense says North Korea missile advances a 'great concern'

The head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Vice Admiral James Syring, said on Wednesday that technological advances demonstrated by North Korea in its ballistic missile program in the past six months had caused him "great concern."

Syring told a hearing of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee that it was incumbent on his agency to assume that North Korea today could "range" the United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying a nuclear warhead.

"I would not say we are comfortably ahead of the threat; I would say we are addressing the threat that we know today," Syring said.

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