BBC: North Korea tensions: US ready to 'bring Kim Jong-un to his senses'
The US military's top commander in the Pacific has said an advanced missile defence system in South Korea aims bring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "to his senses, not to his knees".
Adm Harry Harris, head of US Pacific Command, told Congress the US would be ready "with the best technology" to defeat any North Korean missile threat.
The US has also deployed warships and a submarine to the Korean peninsula.
China argues that the US Thaad missile system will destabilise security.
Tensions have been rising amid fears North Korea could be planning further missile or nuclear tests.
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