Locklear recognized in his prepared remarks concerns about North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and its concentration of combat forces along the demilitarized zone. But particularly troubling, he said, has been North Korea's willingness to use tactics that could cause miscalculation and spin out of control into conflict.
These provocations "represent a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security and regional peace and stability," he said.
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04/09/2013 02:12 PM CDT