'Time running out' to solve North Korea crisis – US Army chief of staff

North Korea’s growing missile capability is “the single most dangerous threat” to international order today, and time is running out for diplomatic solutions, the US Army chief of staff said, adding that war in the peninsula would be “horrific.”

General Mark Milley addressed the Korean crisis during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Thursday, as part of an hourlong speech about the role of the US military in upholding the post-WWII international order.

The July 4 missile test showed that North Korea “has advanced significantly, and quicker than many had expected, their ICBM capability that could possibly strike the US,” Milley said.

“Time is running out” for diplomatic and political efforts to persuade Pyongyang, the general said, adding that military is fully supportive of the attempts to avoid war. read more

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