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U.S. General Says North Korea Situation Is ‘Volatile’ and ‘Dangerous’

Posted By admin On April 3, 2013 @ 4:51 am In World News | Comments Disabled

MARTHA RADDATZ and LUIS MARTINEZ
ABC News [1]
April 3, 2013

Gen. James Thurman, the top U.S. commander in South Korea [2], said that in his two years on the job he has never seen things as tense as they are right now, telling ABC News the situation on the Korean peninsula as “volatile” and “dangerous.”

Thurman said in his exclusive interview with ABC News that his ” job is to prevent war,” but that his greatest fear is a “miscalculation” that causes “a kinetic provocation.” In military parlance, kinetic refers to combat.

Thurman said North Korea’s recent rhetoric has made the situation on the Korean peninsula “a dangerous period,” but he added, “I think we’re managing it quite well because on this side of the line we’re very calm. And we’re confident.”

Thurman commands the 28,500 American military forces based in South Korea and also serves as the commander of United Nations [3] Command.

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[1] ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/International/us-general-north-korea-situation-volatile-dangerous/story?id=18863864&singlePage=true#.UVv60qJJHnj

[2] South Korea: http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/south-korea.htm

[3] United Nations: http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/world/united-nations.htm

[4] Watch More News Videos at ABC: http://abcnews.go.com/video

[5] Technology News: http://abcnews.go.com/technology

[6] Celebrity News: http://abcnews.go.com/entertainment

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[9] North Korea cuts all links with South Korea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-cuts-all-links-with-south-korea.html

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