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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears more “risk-tolerant, arrogant and impulsive” than his father as he forges ahead with military programs that have left even China — Pyongyang’s top ally — feeling frustrated, a top U.S. general said on Tuesday.

Army Gen. Vincent Brooks, who is President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead American forces in South Korea, told a Senate hearing that he was “not optimistic” about North Korea’s direction.

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