September 26, 2017 / 3:40 PM / 9 months ago

Top U.S. general says North Korea military posture unchanged despite rhetoric

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States’ top military officer said on Tuesday that despite an escalation in rhetoric between the United States and North Korea, he had not seen Pyongyang change it’s military posture.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford speaks during ceremonies marking the 16th anniversary of the 9-11 attack at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files

“While the political space is clearly very charged right now, we haven’t seen a change in the posture of North Korean forces and we watch that very closely,” Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing for his reappointment.

“What we haven’t seen is military activity that would be reflective of the charged political environment.”

Reporting by Idrees Ali

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