North Korea 'struggling' with ICBM program: U.S. military official

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 19, 2016 10:18 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea is struggling with getting its intercontinental ballistic missile program "up and operational" but it could acquire the capabilities over time, a U.S. military official told a U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday.

"They are struggling with getting the program up and operational, but it is very clear ... over time, I believe, we are going to see them acquire these capabilities if they are not stopped," Army General Vincent Brooks said.

Brooks has been nominated to be the next commander of U.S. forces in South Korea.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by James Dalgleish)