The U.S. Navy is moving a sea-based radar platform closer to the North Korean coast to monitor that country's military moves, including possible new missile launches, a Defense Department official said Monday.
The decision to dispatch the oil rig-like SBX-1 is the first of what may be other Navy deployments, CNN has learned. It follows weeks of belligerent rhetoric from North Korea since a February nuclear bomb test, including the renunciation of the 60-year-old armistice that ended the Korean War and threats to use nuclear weapons.
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