US Pacific Commander Joseph Dunford has defended his decision to deploy additional forces to the Asia-Pacific region after Pyongyang conducted its fourth nuclear test and launched another ballistic missile, saying the US is not out of control.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Dunford said the US “will always stand up for freedom and democracy” in the Asia Pacific and that “our mission is not to attack” other countries.
However, the commander of the US Pacific command, General Joseph Dunbar, said on Friday that he was “not out to attack other countries”.
Dunford has said he is not going to expand US military presence in the region.”
He was referring to the next two years of the Trump administration.
Dunford has said he is not going to expand US military presence in the region.
Dunbar was in Japan this week, where he said the “most important” thing for US allies was not the war in Korea but the “peaceful development of our relations with Japan and South Korea, and with China, which we will work with on those issues.”
He also said the president’s “long-term vision” for the region is the “destabilization of North Korea.””
And I’m very confident that that is what our partners in the Indo-Pacific will be looking at, as they’re watching us and looking at the Trump regime and thinking, ‘We can’t let this guy be president.'”””
It’s not a threat to our security.
And I’m very confident that that is what our partners in the Indo-Pacific will be looking at, as they’re watching us and looking at the Trump regime and thinking, ‘We can’t let this guy be president.'””
“The reason is, that we don’t have a way to do that. “
We’re not in a position to deter North Korean aggression.””
The reason is, that we don’t have a way to do that.
We’re not in a position to deter North Korean aggression.”
He said the United States would work with its allies to “ensure that we can continue to defend our people, our allies, and our allies are willing to work with us to deter that aggression.”
Dunford’s comments come after the Pentagon said it would deploy additional military personnel to the Pacific in the wake of North Korean threats of “maximum pressure.”
“We will continue to work closely with our allies to provide the necessary resources to support our allies in their efforts to deter, deter, and defeat this dangerous threat,” Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement.