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U.S., South Korea, Japan military chiefs to consult on North Korea - U.S. officials | Reuters

WASHINGTON The top U.S. military officer is due to discuss North Korea's latest satellite launch with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts this week, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen military ties among the three countries, U.S. defense officials said on Monday.

U.S. Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be in Hawaii, home to U.S. Pacific Command, for the meeting, which was scheduled before the North Korea launch, which has been widely criticized around the world.

It was not immediately clear if the South Korean and Japanese chiefs of staff would participate in the meeting in person or via secure video teleconference, said the sources.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Chris Reese)

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Published Date: Feb 09, 2016 06:00 AM | Updated Date: Feb 09, 2016 06:00 AM

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