US Pacific Command chief Adm. Samuel Locklear on Thursday criticized North Korea’s missile launch, calling it a “provocative act.”

“(The launch is) not a good thing for the security environment,” Locklear said in a press briefing at the military headquarters in Manila.

“In my view, it should have been a lower priority for the North Korean people… they spent a billion or so dollars to do this [but] at the same time have internal problems with their own population, they’ve not been able provide them the quality of life that they need,” Locklear said. (John Roson)

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