October 16, 2021

US forces must ‘be ready’ for North Korean nuclear, chemical attacks: Official

China is at fault for a lax export control, contributing to North Korea’s weapons programs, said US officials

The U.S. military must be prepared as North Korea continues to pursue nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, a high-level Pentagon official told a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing.

In a statement delivered Tuesday, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Jennifer Walsh stressed the need to “be ready” to respond to contingencies should North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seek to use these weapons.