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Associated Press/Photo by Ahn Young-joon

Trump says U.S. ready for North Korean threat

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/11/17, 11:20 am

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that U.S. military solutions are in place, “locked and loaded,” should North Korea “act unwisely.” The tweet follows an announcement Thursday by North Korean state media of a plan to fire four missiles toward Guam, a U.S. Pacific territory and home to a strategic U.S. naval base. Also on Friday, reports surfaced that U.S. officials have been briefed on regular communication between Joseph Yun, the U.S. envoy for North Korea policy, and Pak Song II, a diplomat at North Korea’s UN mission.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/U.S. Navy

U.S. military calls off search for missing Marines

by Lynde Langdon & Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/07/17, 08:34 am

UPDATE: The U.S. military on Sunday called off a search and rescue operation and launched a recovery effort for three Marines who went missing Saturday when their MV-22 Osprey crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia as it attempted to land. Twenty-three of the 26 Marines aboard the aircraft were rescued. U.S.

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Associated Press/2nd Lt. William Collette/U.S. Air Force

U.S. launches unarmed missile from California in test run

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/02/17, 09:07 am

The United States Air Force on Wednesday successfully launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from California. The 30th Space Wing said the missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, some 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles. An Air Force statement said the military was testing the missile’s effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy. The launch, which is the fourth this year, comes as North Korea develops its own ICBMs.

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