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  • ** FILE ** A U.S.-made Patriot missile is launched during the annual Han Kuang No. 22 exercises in Ilan County, 49 miles west of Taipei, Taiwan., on July 20, 2006.  The United States planned to sell $6.4 billion in arms, including Black Hawk helicopters, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles, mine hunter ships and information technology, to Taiwan, a move that will infuriate China and test whether President Obama's efforts to improve trust with Beijing will carry the countries through a tense time. (AP Photo)

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  • ** FILE ** In this April 15, 2012, file photo, a North Korean vehicle carrying a missile passes by during a mass military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the late North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. The enormous, 16-wheel truck used to carry the missile, likely came from China in a possible violation of U.N. sanctions meant to rein in Pyongyang's missile program, experts say. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

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    Inside the Ring

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