Mattis: Threat of a North Korean nuke attack is ‘accelerating’

Mattis: Threat of a North Korean nuke attack is ‘accelerating’
James Mattis (Image: YouTube screen grab via Marines)

[Ed. – Not like he said this in an off-the-cuff session with a think-tank audience either.  This was at a joint presser with his South Korean counterpart, Defense Minister Song Young-moo.]

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday the threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating.

In remarks in Seoul with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo at his side, Mattis accused the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs — and vowed to defeat any attack. …

“North Korea has accelerated the threat that it poses to its neighbors and the world through its illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear weapons programs,” he said, adding that U.S.-South Korean military and diplomatic collaboration thus has taken on “a new urgency.”

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