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Things to Know About North Korea Conflict

Tensions between North Korean and the United States are at an all-time high as the reclusive nation tested a hydrogen bomb on Sunday. Here are 5 things to know about the situation. Many believe North Korea tested a nuclear bomb as a way to ensure his - and his country's - safety as well as to gain international recognition. Could the U.S. go to war? The option is on the table as US Defense Minister James Mattis warned of a "massive military response" but any action would surely impact US allies South Korea and Japan. If North Korea does decide to attack first, the US does have options in place to strike down a missile. But there is also the option of negotiations or more sanctions. Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, says that the US plans to circulate a resolution in response to North Korea's latest nuclear test, with plans for a vote on it next week.

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