Nuclear talks with North Korea may affect US military posture, Dunford says
SEOUL, South Korea — The United States will have to change its military posture on the Korean Peninsula if nuclear talks with North Korea advance, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
The comments came as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed he plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s right hand man Thursday in New York in a bid to jump start efforts to persuade the North to give up its nuclear weapons.
The U.S.-led United Nations Command also held another round of military talks with North and South Korea Tuesday in the truce village of Panmunjom, which sits in the heavily fortified border that bisects the peninsula.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the military remains ready to respond to any threats from North Korea but stressed its main role is to support the diplomatic process that began earlier this year
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