Tensions continue to grow on the Korean Peninsula as confusion also mounts of exactly what North Korea is capable of. The Obama administration is now attempting to downplay accidentally released classified information that suggests North Korea can launch nuclear armed missiles.
FOX News Radio's Mike Majchrowitz reports from the White House:
One big question is whether North Korea can back up its bluster. It came out in a House hearing that defense intelligence experts believe North Korea may have the ability now to mate a nuclear bomb to a missile. U.S. officials though are backtracking on that now.
(Kerry) "It is inaccurate to suggest that the DPRK has fully tested, developed or demonstrated capabilities that are articulated in that report."
Secretary of State Kerry says the administration is not operating on the presumption North Korea has nuclear armed missile capability. Just the same the administration has taken recent steps to beef up its anti-missile capabilities in the Pacific region.
At the White House, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.