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North Korea: ‘Absolute Force’ Only Way to Counter Trump

North Korea’s military issued a new statement saying that “absolute force” is the only way to counter President Trump’s threats against the rogue nation. On Tuesday, Trump said North Korea would be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it continues to threaten the U.S.—a remark the North Korean military called a “load of nonsense.” The statement also said the government will complete its plan by the middle of this month to strike the U.S. territory of Guam and then await an order to execute the strike.