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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pays a visit to the construction site of a terminal at Pyongyang International Airport, July 11, 2014. (Photo by KCNA KCNA/Reuters)

Ready if North Korea 'dumb enough' to attack

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government believes North Korea has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon against the U.S. homeland and stands ready to defend against any such attacks, a high-level U.S. military official said on Wednesday.Admiral Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said he...

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