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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s artillery and rocket forces are at the highest combat posture, the country’s military warned on Tuesday in the latest in a line of threats aimed at South Korea and the United States.

The North Korean army’s Supreme Command said it will take “practical military action” to protect national sovereignty and its leadership in response to what it called U.S. and South Korean plots to attack.

The statement, carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency, cited the participation of nuclear-capable B-52 bombers in South Korea-U.S. drills.

Focussing its national strength on the development of nuclear weapons while its people are suffering starvation … will only bring international isolation to themselves

North Korea’s field artillery forces — including strategic rocket and long-range artillery units that are “assigned to…

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