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This is a Fox News alert I'm Bret -- in Washington North Korea reportedly says it has authorized what it terms.
Merciless military strikes on the United States involving the possible use of what the north is calling.
Cutting edge nuclear weapons we have live team coverage of this breaking story chief White House correspondent Ed Henry traveling with the president Denver tonight has reaction.
From the Obama administration but we begin with chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel on the latest North Korean threat pretty much.
-- evening North Korea claims it has told the US government is ratified attack plans against the United States.
Possibly involving a diversified nuclear strike the latest example of heated rhetoric which could easily escalate.
Hours before this latest threat Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made clear he's taking Pyongyang seriously as they have ratcheted up their bellicose.
And some of the actions they've taken over the last few weeks.
A real and clear danger.
And threat to the interest certainly.
Of our allies starting with South -- -- told a military audience -- National Defense University the US is trying to defuse the situation with China and others.
The timing comes as the Pentagon is dealing with for spending cuts starting with 41 billion dollars this fiscal year.
The -- cut.
Because it falls heavily on operations and modernization accounts he's already.
Having a disruptive and potentially damaging impact on the readiness of the force.
Fatal says furloughs related to the sequester could affect morale and impact productivity.
-- -- defense is addressing those cuts -- said it's just the beginning of fiscal realities demand another hard look.
How many people we have book military it's -- very.
How many do we need.
What do these people do today Pyongyang -- South Korean workers from crossing the border to work at a jointly run industrial park.
So the South Koreans had no choice but to return home.
Retired officers -- the worst thing the US could do with regimes like North Korea is project weakness.
But this one tells us is that for the nation on nation deterrents that's more the traditional.
Scenario state -- state.
That it's very important to have.
The armed forces.
And strong and have all the tools in the tool -- The Pentagon announced today it is sending to Guam -- an army system capable of shooting down short medium and intermediate ballistic missiles.
It's being called a precautionary move after the North Korean regime keeps increasing the -- -- good -- thank you.
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