09 June 2017

News Story: U.S. missile defense chief expresses 'great concern' about N.K. missile development

WASHINGTON, June 7 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency chief expressed serious concern Wednesday about the progress North Korea has made in its missile development, saying the U.S. should assume Pyongyang can strike the U.S. with a nuclear missile.

"I would not say we're comfortably ahead of the threat. I would say we're addressing the threat that we know today. And the advancements in the last six months have caused great concern to me and others," Vice Adm. James Syring told a House Armed Services Committee hearing.

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