September 24, 2023

No verifiable changes to North Korea’s military capabilities: Abrams

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North Korea has made no verifiable changes to its military readiness, conventional or asymmetric capabilities, General Robert Abrams, head of  United States Forces Korea (USFK) said on Tuesday.

Speaking alongside Admiral Philip Davidson, chief of the United States Indo-Pacific Command at a U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing in Washington, Abrams praised diplomatic progress but said he remained "clear-eyed"  on the DPRK's military capabilities.