By Lee Haye-ah
WASHINGTON, July 25 (Yonhap) -- A top Republican congressman on Tuesday called for "forceful, swift" steps to stop North Korea's missile and nuclear development.
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) made the call after the House Armed Services Committee held a closed-door briefing on the North's pursuit of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The session followed the communist nation's first test of an ICBM on July 4, which experts say could reach parts of the U.S., including Alaska.
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