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US deploys warship off Korea

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The United States has placed a destroyer off the South Korean coast to defend against a possible missile strike, the latest in a series of publicised US deployments to counter North Korean threats. 

South Korean anti-aircraft armoured vehicles take part in a military drill in Hwacheon near the border with North Korea on Monday.

The USS Fitzgerald was moved to the southwestern coast after taking part in annual military exercises, instead of returning to its home port in Japan, a US defence official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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