Trump says U.S. is 'locked and loaded' in North Korea confrontation

Trump says U.S. is 'locked and loaded' in North Korea confrontationBy James Oliphant and Dahee Kim BEDMINSTER, N.J./SEOUL (Reuters) – President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying the U.S. military was “locked and loaded” as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war and world powers expressed alarm. The Pentagon said the United States and South Korea would proceed as planned with a joint military exercise in 10 days, an action sure to further antagonize North Korea.


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