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Kenny Thornton | 28 September, 2017, 20:38

South Korean President Moon Jae-in insisted Thursday he has "confidence" in his own military as he moved to take wartime operational control from the United States.

"It is hard to evaluate the exact level of danger sparked by North Korean provocations based on the past records", it said.

Since Mr. Moon assumed office in May, North Korea has conducted at least nine missile tests, two of which involved intercontinental ballistic missiles.

"Our government's determination to protect peace requires strong defense capabilities", the president said.

Shin Won-shik, who served as deputy chairman of the Seoul's joint chiefs of staff, said North Korea uses terms like "declaration of war" when it needs to compensate for a shortage of military manpower.

The KDI report said the North Korean risks may be the so-called black swan, a high-profile and hard-to-predict event that brings a catastrophic impact.

China has vowed to uphold United Nations sanctions against North Korea, besides seeking to get stalled talks restarted with Pyongyang.

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Pyongyang conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3 and has launched dozens of missiles this year as it accelerates a program aimed at eventually targeting the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile.

Mr. Chung did not say what those assets would be, but in recent years, the United States has often sent long-range strategic bombers and nuclear-powered submarines to South Korea for military drills.

In a separate speech on Thursday, Moon said cooperation with the global community to curb the North's nuclear ambitions was at its highest ever and called for the strengthening of South Korea-U.S. defenses to rein in the North.

Beijing opposes THAAD because it believes its powerful radar could be used to look inside its territory.

North Korea has threatened to shoot down US bombers outside Pyongyang's airspace, but North Korea's military may not be ready to take such measures against USA aircraft.

"The claim from North Korea is absolutely absurd", Daines continued.

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