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N. Korea-U.S. War of Words Intensifies

North Korea threatens pre-emptive attacks against American troops on the Korean peninsula. The warning follows word of a U.S. increase in western Pacific forces. Rhetoric aside, President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell call for a diplomatic solution to the dispute over Pyongyang's nuclear program. Hear NPR's Rob Gifford.

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Rob Gifford
Rob Gifford is the NPR foreign correspondent based in Shanghai.

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