Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Navy Adm. Harry Harris, commander, U.S. Pacific Command before a trilateral meeting with Republic of Korea Army Gen. Lee Sun-Jin, Chairman of the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of staff of the Japan Self-Defense Force in Hawaii Feb. 10, 2016. The session, the second between the Defense Chiefs of the United States, Republic of Korea, and Japan since July 2014, featured discussions on trilateral information sharing and collaboration in light of the increasing North Korean nuclear and missile threats. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro)
Subsequent to the North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch today, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., and Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris called the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, General Lee Sun Jin. During the call Dunford and Harris expressed the ironclad commitment to the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance. The three leaders also discussed military response options. Harris joined Dunford in his Pentagon office to make the phone call.