FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed Thursday, March 14, 2013, by the Korea News Service, a rocket launcher is fired during a live drill by the Jangjae Islet Defense Detachment and the Mu Islet Hero Defense Detachment deployed in the southwestern sector of North Korea. North Korea's military, founded 81 years ago Thursday, April 25, is older than the country itself. It began as an anti-Japanese militia and is now the heart of the nation's “military first” policy. Late leader Kim Jong Il elevated the military's role during his 17-year rule, boosting troop levels to an estimated 1.2 million soldiers, according to the South Korean government. The military's new supreme commander, Kim Jong Un, gave the Korean People's Army a sharpened focus this year by instructing troops to build a “nuclear arms force.” (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS, File)

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FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed Thursday, March 14, 2013, by the Korea News Service, a rocket launcher is fired during a live drill by the Jangjae Islet Defense Detachment and the Mu Islet Hero Defense Detachment deployed in the southwestern sector of North Korea. North Korea's military, founded 81 years ago Thursday, April 25, is older than the country itself. It began as an anti-Japanese militia and is now the heart of the nation's “military first” policy. Late leader Kim Jong Il elevated the military's role during his 17-year rule, boosting troop levels to an estimated 1.2 million soldiers, according to the South Korean government. The military's new supreme commander, Kim Jong Un, gave the Korean People's Army a sharpened focus this year by instructing troops to build a “nuclear arms force.” (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS, File)
FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed Thursday, March 14, 2013, by the Korea News Service, a rocket launcher is fired during a live drill by the Jangjae Islet Defense Detachment and the Mu Islet Hero Defense Detachment deployed in the southwestern sector of North Korea. North Korea's military, founded 81 years ago Thursday, April 25, is older than the country itself. It began as an anti-Japanese militia and is now the heart of the nation's “military first” policy. Late leader Kim Jong Il elevated the military's role during his 17-year rule, boosting troop levels to an estimated 1.2 million soldiers, according to the South Korean government. The military's new supreme commander, Kim Jong Un, gave the Korean People's Army a sharpened focus this year by instructing troops to build a “nuclear arms force.” (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS, File)
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