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General says Marines need more ships in Asia-Pacific

The Marines do not have enough amphibious ships in the Asia-Pacific for more than one contingency, the U.S. commander of Marines in Japan said Friday.

"Will we be able to do it in multiple places simultaneously, or on a scale that would allow us the rapid kind of build up that we would want? No," Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler told defense reporters at a roundtable in Washington on Friday.

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US, China to hold talks on North Korea next week

The United States and China will hold talks next week to discuss North Korea’s nuclear threats, the State Department announced Friday.

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Glyn Davies will host bilateral meetings with his Chinese counterpart on Monday and Tuesday in New York, and on Thursday in Washington.

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