Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear Iii

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  • South Korean Army soldiers stand guard at the Unification Bridge near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, March 21, 2013. North Korea has threatened revenge for the sanctions and for ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills, which the allies describe as routine but which Pyongyang says are rehearsals for invasion. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    PACOM chief says South Korea very likely to respond to North's aggression

    The top U.S. military officer in the Asia Pacific region said Tuesday there is a growing sense in South Korea that “it would almost impossible for the South Koreans not to respond in some fashion” if North Korea were to sink one of their ships or shell an island, as the communist state did in 2010.

  • Pacific admiral cautions N. Korea

    The chief of U.S. Pacific Command warned North Korea on Thursday not to launch a long-range missile this month in violation of international law, saying it would be destabilizing for the region.

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