Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks about the Defense budget at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., on April 3, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: North Korea Gives Army ‘Final Approval’ To Launch Nuke Attack On US

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says North Korea’s recent rhetoric presents a real, clear danger and threat to the U.S. and its Asia-Pacific allies and says America is doing all it can to defuse the situation.