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Admiral: World getting 'numb' to NKorean missiles

July 29, 2014

LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press



WASHINGTON (AP) The admiral in charge of U.S. forces in the Pacific says North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology.

Adm. Samuel Locklear told a Pentagon news conference on Tuesday that he is concerned by North Korea's frequent testing of ballistic missiles. Locklear heads U.S. Pacific Command, and his responsibilities include military relations with longtime U.S. ally South Korea as well as U.S.-South Korea defenses against North Korea.

North Korea often test-fires missiles, artillery and rockets, but the number of weapons tests it has conducted this year is much higher than previous years.

Locklear said he worries that "you become somewhat numb" to reports of another North Korean missile test, adding, "you start to say, well, it's not such a big deal."


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Source: Associated Press


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