May 12, 2011 09:44
The U.S. Congress has drawn up a bill compelling the Defense Department to submit an annual report on military and security developments involving North Korea.
Currently the only country report on such issues is about China. This indicates that the U.S. takes the military threats from North Korea's long-range missile and uranium enrichment programs increasingly seriously.
While reviewing a defense authorization bill for next year, the House of Representatives added a clause compelling the Defense Department to submit an annual report on military and security developments in North Korea to Senate and House committees on foreign relations and armed services, a diplomatic source told Radio Free Asia in Washington.
The bill is expected to be passed by the House Committee on Armed Services as early as this week.
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