Monday, July 31, 2017

U.S. Pacific Command: There Are 3 Major Threats Challenge The Pacific

An M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System from 1st Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Republic of Korea/United States Combined Division, fires an MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile into the Sea of Japan July 5.. The U.S.-South Korea exercise came in response to North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.. (Army)

Military Times: PACOM commander: 3 major threats challenge the Pacific

The head of U.S. Pacific Command said the region is focused on three major threats: North Korea, China’s interactions in the South China Sea, and the Islamic State spreading to the Philippines.

Navy Adm. Harry Harris discussed the challenges facing the Asia-Pacific community during the Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

North Korea, which launched its 11th missile test this year on Friday morning, is an “immediate threat to our alliance,” Harris said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested more missiles than his father and grandfather combined, he added.

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WNU Editor: I agree.

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