By Elaine Donnelly
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Defense experts warn that the North Korean military is a strategic threat and will soon be equipped to target the U.S. mainland.
History occasionally repeats itself, but seldom with the carbon-copy quality of North Korea's provocative artillery attack on a small South Korean island near the disputed frontier. The latest aggression, a follow-up to the North's torpedoing of a South Korean patrol ship in March, shooting incidents in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), and bellicose nuclear rhetoric coincides with the debut of Kim Jong-un, ailing strongman Kim Jong-il's son and designated successor.