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Kim Jong-un Ascent Increases ‘Miscalculation’ Odds, Thurman Says

The inexperience and youth of North Korea’s heir-apparent Kim Jong-un “increase the likelihood of miscalculation” with South Korea and the U.S., according to the nominee for top U.S. general there.

“Although little is known of the son, there is no evidence to suggest his decision-making will differ significantly from his father or that his strategic priorities will change,” Army General James Thurman said in written answers to the Senate Armed Services Committee today.