April 4, 2013

North Korea says it will launch 'merciless' nuclear attacks on U.S.

"The moment of explosion is approaching fast," North Korea's state news agency KCNA declared.

The Associated Press

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North Korea's commander in chief Kim Jong Un is displayed on a giant screen during a concert on the eve of the 80th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean army in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Hagel labeled North Korea's rhetoric as a real, clear danger and threat to the U.S. and its Asia-Pacific allies. He said the U.S. is doing all it can to defuse the situation, echoing comments a day earlier by Secretary of State John Kerry. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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