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US warns ready for 'any eventuality' on N.Korea

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The United States warned Thursday that the danger from North Korea was rising and that Washington was ready for "any eventuality" after flying two nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers over ally South Korea. 

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks on March 15, 2013 in Washingon, DC. Hagel said Thursday that the United States was "prepared to deal with any eventuality" from North Korea and said that danger from Pyongyang was on the rise.

With tensions soaring on the divided peninsula, the United States defied North Korean threats of retribution and took the rare step of announcing that the state-of-the-art jets flew from the United States for the exercises.

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