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North Korea should stop escalating military tensions

Japan and South Korea need to work together to counter Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversees a missile launch at an undisclosed location in this undated photo released on Oct. 10 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.    © Reuters

North Korea is launching missiles with alarming frequency, escalating the threat level as it does so.

On Nov. 3, the country fired multiple ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, one of which may have been an intercontinental ballistic missile. These foolish actions threaten regional security and global stability, and also back North Korea itself into a corner.

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