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US Destroyers Set Sail Ahead of North Korean Launch

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Two U.S. destroyers capable of
tracking and intercepting missiles have set sail ahead of a
possible North Korean missile launch.
A U.S. military spokesman says the USS McCain has left the South
Korean port of Busan and the USS Chafee is set to depart later
today.
South Korean news reports cited unnamed officials as saying the
U.S. ships will monitor North Korea's rocket launch that could
happen as soon as Saturday.
North Korea says it will send a communications satellite into
orbit, but regional powers suspect the North is using the launch to
test its long-range missile technology.
Commercial satellite imagery taken Sunday by DigitalGlobe
clearly shows what appears to be a three-stage vehicle on a launch
pad in eastern North Korea.


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