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Army on Alert Over Korea

General Nikolai Makarov said Tuesday that he has put the military on alert in the country’s Far East because of increased tension on the Korean Peninsula.

“Without a doubt, we have taken measures to increase the combat-readiness of our forces,” said Makarov, who heads the General Staff, Interfax reported.

He said the military was “continuing to monitor” the situation after North Korea’s deadly shelling of a South Korean island last month.


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