29 Aug '16, 11pm
[email protected] Cmdr says #USArmy stands ready to defend Korea
WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- In North Korea, Kim Jong-un bragged this month about launching a missile from a submarine. "That'll make 31 launches in four years," said Gen. Robert B. Brown, commander of U.S. Army Pacific Command, speaking at an Aug. 24 media roundtable. He said the former regime had nine launches in 17 years. "That tells you a lot about North Korea's intentions." Brown said the U.S. Army presence on the Korean peninsula is solid, and stands ready to defend South Korea from any threat posed by its unpredictable northern neighbor. "We have a lot of forces postured and ready to go should something happen in Korea," he said. "That's my No. 1 priority: readiness and the ability to fight tonight. And nowhere I believe is it more important to be ready to fight tonight, than in Korea." A rotational brigade stationed in Korea now, on nine-month rotations, provi...