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01/11/2016 04:50 am ET

U.S. Troops Put On Highest Alert For Any North Korea Provocation

The commander of the U.N. Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea made the order during a visit to the Osan Air Base.

SEOUL, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. forces in South Korea were put on their highest level of alert on Monday in case of any provocation from North Korea, following North Korea's nuclear test last week.

Curtis Scaparrotti, Commander, U.N. Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea (USFK), made the order during a visit to the Osan Air Base, operated jointly by the United States and South Korea, a USFK official said.

 

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