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As North Korea Tensions Rise, U.S. Army Trains Soldiers To Fight In Tunnels

North Korea is known for its extensive military tunneling. Along with training thousands more troops, officials say the Pentagon is buying specialized gear such as night vision goggles.

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As North Korea Tensions Rise, U.S. Army Trains Soldiers To Fight In Tunnels

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