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U.S. Senator: 'Bold Realistic Strategy' Needed For North Korea

North Korea's nuclear and missiles programs pose "an unacceptable risk to the United States, its allies, and the entire world," said U.S. Senator Ed Markey on August 22. The Democrat from Massachusetts was speaking as part of a U.S. congressional delegation's visit to South Korea, as the two countries hold joint annual military exercises amid rising tensions with North Korea. Meanwhile, an anchor on North Korean state television said the U.S.-South Korean drills were "aimed at igniting a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula." (AP, KRT via Reuters)