The senior US Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's long-term goal is to reunify the divided Korean Peninsula under his totalitarian regime.
He says Kim's "long view" is reunification under "a single Communist system." Harris says any future talks with North Korea must be focused on ridding the peninsula of nuclear weapons.
Harris has been in uniform for nearly four decades. Hes led US Pacific Command since May 2015 and last week Trump announced he was nominating Harris to be US ambassador to Australia. The post requires Senate confirmation.
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