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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea cruise missiles would put U.S. Okinawa bases under threat

Pyongyang suggests weapons, which can reach nearly all of Japan, are nuclear-capable

The North Korean military test-fires a new cruise rocket in this undated photo released in 2017. (KCNA via Reuters)

SEOUL -- The two cruise missiles that Pyongyang tested and implied could deliver nuclear warheads could reach nearly all of Japan, including key U.S. military sites in Okinawa, analysts say.

North Korea's state news agency said Thursday that the two cruise missiles are capable of traveling 2,000 kilometers. Okinawa sits a little more than 1,400 km from Pyongyang, putting it in range if the claims are accurate.

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