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US, Japan review nuclear 'deterrence' amid Korea crisis

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The United States reaffirmed Friday a longstanding commitment to protect Japan through nuclear "deterrence" after talks that coincided with mounting threats from nuclear-armed North Korea. 

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meet with South Korea's FM Yun Byung-se in Seoul on April 12, 2013. The United States reaffirmed Friday a longstanding commitment to protect Japan through nuclear "deterrence" after talks that coincided with mounting threats from nuclear-armed North Korea.

The three days of discussions between US and Japanese diplomats and defense officials focused on "maintaining a credible deterrence posture in a changing security environment," said a Pentagon statement.

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