fb17be51cf3dde904951bd3723c3b48082634f05North Korea poses a mounting threat to the United States due to its pursuit of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons, the Pentagon said Tuesday in its latest strategy document. The North represents “a significant threat to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia and is a growing, direct threat to the United States,” said the Quadrennial Defense Review, an update of the military’s global strategic outlook US forces would continue to collaborate closely with South Korea’s military “to deter and defend against North Korean provocations,” it said. MORE