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Combat ready? Kim Jong Un inspects troops as North Korea issues new threats

By Alastair Jamieson, Staff writer, NBC News

North Korea stepped up its aggressive rhetoric on Tuesday, ordering its rocket and long-range artillery units to be combat ready and on the “highest alert” and issuing new threats against U.S. bases on Hawaii, Guam and mainland America.

Pyongyang warned that U.S. facilities would be "reduced to ashes and flames the moment the first attack is unleashed," according to a military order issued by the pariah state’s military "supreme command." Read the full story.

Previously on PhotoBlog: Kim Jong Un gets to grips with North Korean army's latest technology