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US Answers Kim’s Missile Barrage With Stay-the-Course Policy Vow

  • Biden team focused on deterrence, allies, Biden official says
  • Kurt Campbell says current North Korea policy is most prudent
Kurt Campbell 

Kurt Campbell 

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The Biden administration is not about to change its longstanding North Korea policy and will continue to focus on deterrence and stronger ties with Asian allies, a senior White House official said, despite leader Kim Jong Un’s unprecedented barrage of missile tests in recent months. 

The US is “always examining our assumptions” about North Korea but believes “the course that we’ve been on has been effective and prudent,” White House Indo-Pacific Coordinator Kurt Campbell told reporters Tuesday.