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Topic - James D. Thurman
Heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula have led the United States to postpone congressional testimony by the top U.S. military commander in South Korea and delay a U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile test from a West Coast base.
The greatest danger on the divided Korean Peninsula, where bellicose nuclear rhetoric from the North and muscle-flexing joint military exercises by Washington and Seoul in the South have ratcheted tension to a fever pitch, is that an accident or miscalculation inadvertently could escalate into an all-out war, according to the general commanding U.S. military forces there.
Top U.S. defense officials Wednesday expressed pessimism that North Korea would scrap its plans to launch a satellite next month using a long-range missile in violation of international restrictions.
Army Gen. James D. Thurman, the top U.S military commander on the Korean peninsula, told the committee that Pyongyang has indicated the launch would occur in a "southward direction," and that several countries could be affected by falling debris, including South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia.
He also told the official Korean Central News Agency that the satellite weighs 220 pounds and will orbit at an altitude of 310 miles.