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N Korea at crossroads

U.S. aircraft carrier moves near Korean waters as warning to North

Trilateral exercises with Seoul and Tokyo to begin as early as Thursday

SEOUL/NEW YORK -- The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is redeploying near the Korean Peninsula, South Korea's military said Wednesday, in a show of might aimed at deterring any further North Korean activity one day after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan.

The nuclear-powered carrier and its strike group recently left the Sea of Japan after joint exercises with the South Korean navy and Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force late last month.

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