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N. Korea May Provoke Again, Creates ‘Urgency,’ Mullen Says

North Korea may provoke again, creating a “sense of urgency” for the U.S. and its allies to craft measures deterring Kim Jong Il’s regime from aggravating regional tensions, the top American military chief said.

“We have a sense of urgency to essentially work on planning to deter the North from further provocations,” Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters today in Seoul, according to a pool report provided by the Associated Press. “Whether they will be deterred or not, that’s to be seen.”