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US military chief: Avoid war by preparing for it

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TOKYO (AP) — The top U.S. military officer told American troops based in Japan on Thursday that "the best way to avoid war is to prepare for it." Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, made the comments at Yokota air base amid heightened tensions in the region after repeated threats from North Korea. In response, the U.S. has deployed an anti-ballistic missile battery to...

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