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US defends military deployments in response to North Korea threats | guardian.co.uk

The US has defended its robust response to military threats from North Korea amid criticism that both sides are to blame for the escalating rhetorical standoff.

Pyongyang ratcheted tensions in the region to new levels on Thursday by reportedly moving a medium range missile to its eastern coast after warning it has been authorised to attack the US using “smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear weapons. This followed steps by Washington to move interceptor missiles and warships to the region to defend against possible attack by the North.

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