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    North Korea Says It Simulated Nuclear Attacks on South Korea and Rehearsed Occupation of Its Rival

    North Korea Says It Simulated Nuclear Attacks on South Korea and Rehearsed Occupation of Its Rival

    , South — North Korea said Thursday its latest missile launches simulated “scorched earth” nuclear strikes on South Korea and that it's also been rehearsing an occupation of its rival's territory in the event of conflict.

    Pyongyang has previously tested nuclear-capable missiles and described how it would use them in potential wars with South Korea and the U.S. But the North's disclosure of detailed war plans reaffirmed its aggressive nuclear doctrine to intimidate its opponents, as it escalates its protest of the ongoing South Korean-U.S. military exercises that it views as a major security threat, observers say.

    North Korea's military said it fired two tactical ballistic missiles from the capital on Wednesday night to practice “scorched earth strikes” at major command centers and operational airfields in South Korea, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

    The North's military said the missiles carried out their simulated strikes through bursts, suggesting it confirmed the explosions of dummy warheads at a set altitude.

    North Korea said its missile tests were response to the United States' flyover of long-range B-1B bombers for a aerial training with South Korea earlier Wednesday as part of the allies' field exercises.

    “(The aerial drill) is a serious threat to (North Korea) as it was just pursuant to the scenario for a preemptive nuclear strike at” North Korea,…

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