General John Hyten says the prospects for the potential denuclearization of North Korea are moving in a positive direction since the Singapore summit. He is the Commander, United States Strategic Command. USSTRATCOM is responsible for strategic deterrence, global strike, and operating the Defense Department’s Global Information Grid.
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“From my perspective, the belief in a potential denuclearization of North Korea has changed,” Hyten told me at a press roundtable during Strategic Command’s annual deterrence conference. “The direction that things are moving is a positive direction. I don’t think anyone can deny that.”
North Korea has not launched a ballistic missile test since November 17 last year.
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