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If North Korea attacks, officials say the U.S. is ready

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Thursday that the United States military is prepared to respond to an attack from North Korea “should they be needed.” The secretary spoke to reporters at the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, also known as DIUx, in Mountain View. [...] when asked how he would assess the danger from North Korea, the secretary called it “a threat to world peace and global order” and said the human toll from such an attack would be “catastrophic.” Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told The Chronicle in an interview that he was confident that there are experts giving Trump advice on the volatile North Korea situation, even if the president has been bellicose in his attacks on the rogue nation.

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