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** FILE ** A part of debris from a rocket North Korea launched on Dec. 12, 2012, is pulled up by South Korean navy in the Yellow Sea, South Korea. (South Korea Defense Ministry via Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A part of debris from a rocket North Korea launched on Dec. 12, 2012, is pulled up by South Korean navy in the Yellow Sea, South Korea. (South Korea Defense Ministry via Associated Press)

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In this photo released by the South Korean navy via the Yonhap news agency, South Korean naval special forces approach the South Korean cargo ship Samho Jewelry in a military operation in the Arabian Sea on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. In a daring raid, the special forces stormed the hijacked freighter and rescued all 21 crew members being held by Somali pirates, eight of whom were killed, the South Korean government said. (AP Photo/South Korean navy via Yonhap)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS A government ship sails past the South Korean Navy's floating base at sunrise Wednesday near Yeonpyeong island, South Korea.

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South Korean Navy helicopters fly during the 60th Incheon Landing Operations Commemoration Ceremony, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at sea near Incheon, the coastal city where United Nations Forces led by U.S. General Douglas MacArthur landed in September, 1950 just months after North Korea invaded the South. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)

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U.S. and the South Korean Marine landing crafts sail to shores in a smoke screen near the Dokdo Ham, South Korean Navy's 14,000 ton-class large-deck landing ship during the 60th Incheon Landing Operations Commemoration Ceremony, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at sea near Incheon, the coastal city where United Nations Forces led by U.S. General Douglas MacArthur landed in September, 1950 just months after North Korea invaded the South. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)

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** FILE ** On July 9, 2010, South Korean navy personnel at the Second Fleet Command in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, walk past the salvaged wreckage of a warship that the government claims was sunk by a North Korean torpedo in March. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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A Lynx helicopter of the South Korean navy leaves from the destroyer Choi Young during military drills in the Yellow Sea of South Korea's west coast on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. South Korean troops fired artillery and dropped sonar buoys into the sea as naval drills kicked off Thursday near the spot where a warship sank four months ago. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)

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In this photo released by the South Korean Navy, the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS George Washington, largest, leads a group of South Korean and U.S. warships in formation during joint military drills in South Korea's East Sea on Monday, July 26, 2010. U.S. and South Korean warships and helicopters practiced anti-submarine maneuvers off the Korean Peninsula Monday that officers said they hope would serve as a warning to Pyongyang that aggression in the region would not be tolerated.(AP Photo/South Korean Navy)

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South Koreans watch a television screen showing undated file footage of a South Korean Navy ship near the disputed waters off South Korea's west coast, at a railway station in Seoul on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. The two Koreas briefly exchanged naval fire Tuesday along their disputed western sea border, with a North Korean ship suffering heavy damage before retreating, South Korean military officials said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)