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  • South Korea President Park Geun-hye lays a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. She meets with President Obama on Tuesday at the White House.
(associated press)

    Obama, South Korea's Park are likely to temper any tensions

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye and President Obama no doubt will look to project a unified front when the two leaders meet Tuesday at the White House to discuss how best to address the North Korean nuclear threat.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se, not pictured, at the State Department in Washington, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Obama and China 'talking past each other' on N. Korea

    The Obama administration faces an uphill battle in its growing effort to convince China to play a more active role in steering North Korea away from provoking a military conflict on the divided Korean Peninsula, foreign policy insiders say.

  • North Korean army officers rally at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang. Tens of thousands turned out last week in support of the call to arms by their young and inexperienced leader, Kim Jong-un. Their military doctrine is "launch on tactical warning." (Associated Press)

    North Korea threatens attack, including nukes, on U.S.

    North Korea's military ratcheted up its threat to carry out a nuclear strike on the U.S. to new heights Thursday — just hours after the Pentagon announced the deployment of an American ballistic missile defense system to Guam.

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