US, South Korea brace for looming North Korea deadline as tension rises

August 22, 2015 5:12 AM

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U.S. and South Korean bombers took to the skies on Saturday in a show of force, as the allies prepared for a potential military clash with the North as its deadline loomed for Seoul to dismantle loudspeakers broadcasting anti-North Korean propaganda across their border.

The latest confrontation between the rival Koreas has been the most serious one in years. North Korea declared that its troops are in a “quasi-state of war” and preparing for battle should Seoul ignore the Saturday deadline.

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