May 16, 2021

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Situation with North Korea is ‘ripe’ for diplomatic resolution: US commander

Admiral Charles Richard is “very confident” in U.S. military’s ability to deter North Korean threat

A top U.S. military commander told reporters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday that he considered diplomacy to be the best way to deal with the threat from North Korea.

“I think that situation is ripe for a diplomatic resolution,” said Admiral Charles Richard, the chief of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). “The best path to resolve issues with North Korea is using diplomacy first.”