28 Oct '17, 6pm

Many troops in the Pacific don’t think war with North Korea is imminent: https://t.co/nzlGoaWMnr

In the United States, citizens are hanging to the edge of their seats for updates on a tense and closely-followed situation with North Korea. But life is still moving as usual in the Pacific. Local students and military dependents are boarding busses for school every morning. Service members are taking leave and travelling with their families around the region. And many troops stationed there say the panic level is considerably higher in the U.S. than it is across the Pacific. “If you walk around the streets of Seoul you wouldn’t think for a second anyone is nervous of war,” Capt. Phil Hilaire, a U.S. Army operations officer stationed in Seoul, told Military Times on Wednesday. Secretary of Defense Gen. Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford joined military leaders in Seoul for two days of talks, and on Friday visited the Demilitarized Zon...

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