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Outgoing US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta arrives to give a... News PhotoArrival,Giving,Government,International Landmark,Leon E. Panetta,Politics,Separation,Speech,The Pentagon,USA,Vertical,Vitality,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPOutgoing US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta arrives to give a farewell address to the Pentagon community at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on February 12, 2013. North Korea is a 'serious threat' to the US and Washington must be prepared to deal with it, Panetta warned Tuesday after Pyongyang conducted a nuclear test. Panetta's comments came after North Korea announced it had tested a 'miniaturized' device in its third nuclear test. US intelligence confirmed that North Korea probably conducted an underground nuclear explosion with a yield of several kilotons. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)