US Military Sees Change in N. Korea; Others Skeptical
A top U.S. military official called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un âa man of his wordâ while backing up assertions by other key officials that talks with Pyongyang are making progress.
The commander of U.S. Forces-Korea, General Vincent Brooks, said that since North Koreaâs last missile launch in November 2017, language and actions from Pyongyang have âsignaled a change in direction, perhaps a change in calculus that we had been looking for.â
Brooks spoke Saturday to an audience at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado, via videolink.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have repeatedly expressed optimism about the ongoing talks with North Korea since Trump and Kim met in Singapore last month.
On Friday, Pompeo said he and the president remained âupbeatâ about the prospects that North Korea will move ahead with complete and verifiable denuclearization.