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US deploys destroyer off tense Korean peninsula

South Korean anti-aircraft armoured vehicles take part in a military drill in Hwacheon near the border with North Korea on April 1, 2013. The United States has positioned a destroyer off the coast of South Korea to defend against a possible missile strikeThe United States has placed a destroyer off the South Korean coast to defend against a possible missile strike, the latest in a series of publicised US deployments to counter North Korean threats.