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  • Army Gen. James D. Thurman, the top U.S military commander on the Korean peninsula, told the committee that Pyongyang has indicated the launch would occur in a "southward direction," and that several countries could be affected by falling debris, including South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia.

    Launch by N. Korea would violate U.S. pact →

  • He also told the official Korean Central News Agency that the satellite weighs 220 pounds and will orbit at an altitude of 310 miles.

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