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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013, file photo, a North Korean soldier looks at the southern side through binoculars while they patrol at the border village of the Panmunjom (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea. Pyongyang will cast a decidedly dark shadow over U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' first trip overseas. Mattis is to make his debut with a visit to staunch U.S. allies South Korea and Japan, both of which host tens of thousands of American troops and, for good reason, see North Korea as their biggest national security threat. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

The US military detected 'highly unusual' levels of North Korean submarine activity



U.S. Defense officials have detected "highly unusual and unprecedented levels" of North Korean submarine activity and evidence of an "ejection test" just days after Kim Jong Un's government launched two intercontinental ballistic missile tests, CNN reported.

An ejection test examines a missile's "cold-launch system," which deploys high-pressure steam to propel a missile out of a launch canister into the air before its engines ignite. Sunday's test is the third this month, worrying officials that North Korea will soon be able to launch missiles from submarines.

Following Pyongyang's uptick in missile activity in recent days, President Trump told reporters at his second Cabinet meeting that he "will handle North Korea."

"We will handle North Korea. We are gonna be able to handle them. It will be handled. We handle everything," Trump said.

According to analysts, North's Korea's latest ballistic test demonstrates the country's ability to develop a missile that could reach the U.S. mainland.

North Korea developed a missile it says could reach the US

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