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AFTAC commander briefs James on North Korean actions

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James listens to Col. Steven M. Gorski, the Air Force Technical Applications Center commander, discuss the actions AFTAC has taken with regard to North Korea's purported nuclear test Sept. 9, 2016. James was visiting Patrick Air Force Base to witness the launch of an Atlas V rocket and was also briefed by Gorski and his nuclear treaty monitoring experts about how the center measures seismic activity and compliance with nuclear treaties. The secretary was also briefed about the capabilities of the WC-135 Constant Phoenix, AFTAC's atmospheric collection aircraft that has been deployed to the region to collect accurate information on levels of potential radiation in the area of concern. (U.S. Air Force photo/Susan A. Romano)