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North Korean leader Kim calls for his military to sharpen war plans as his rivals prepare drills


Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered his military to sharpen its war plans and signed off on expanding combat operations of frontline units. That’s according to state media Thursday. Kim’s comments during a meeting with his top military brass Thursday came as the United States and South Korea prepare for a large-scale combined military exercise set for later this month. Condemning the allies’ continuing drills as invasion rehearsals, Kim has used them as a pretext to further accelerate his weapons demonstrations. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are at their highest point in years.

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