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    Mattis: Nuclear Threats Will Prompt ‘Massive Military Response’

    It shook the Earth. Today North Korea claimed it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb miniaturized to fit long-range missiles, which it reiterated would target the United States. In response, President Donald Trump threatened to cut trade to China, Pyongyang’s only ally, and Defense Secretary James Mattis warned that “a massive military response” awaits those who threaten America or its allies. Scientists must still evaluate the nuclear upgrade claim, but U.S. measurements of tremors at the test site were 10 times stronger than those generated by earlier tests.

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