North Korea has maintained a self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and ballistic missile testing since late 2017, but leader Kim Jong-un has said that his country feels no longer bound by such restrictions.
Pyongyang has also threatened to make the U.S. and South Korea feel a "serious security crisis" that it claims they created by staging their annual joint military exercise this month.
Taylor insisted that missile defense is not ensured by many deployed interceptors alone but through integrated efforts and mechanisms.
"There is a broader class of things you can do inside a missile defeat construct that then has to be integrated with the other pieces that you're doing," said the strategic commander.
His (Adm. Charles Richard) remarks come as the U.S. continues to conduct an extensive global defense posture review, along with nuclear and missile posture reviews.
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