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Summit may have averted war with N. Korea, former isle-based commander says

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2017

    In 2017, “North Korea was exploding nuclear weapons, they were launching ballistic missiles. And if war wasn’t imminent, it was certainly possible, maybe even likely,” retired Adm. Harry Harris, the nominee to be the next ambassador to South Korea, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday. Left, Harris testified before a House hearing on North Korea in 2017.

The former head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii said the “landscape has shifted” following this week’s U.S.-North Korean summit — perhaps avoiding a war — and he is in favor of giving major exercises with South Korea a “pause.” Read more

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