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President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks a return to crisis mode between Washington and Pyongyang, but both sides may be wary of letting the situation escalate into fears of war, as it did last year.

With a new exchange of supercharged rhetoric driving the United States and North Korea from the negotiating table, there is growing concern that words could be matched with action, including renewed shorter-range missile tests or stepped-up cyberattacks by Pyongyang and increased sanctions or deployment of new military assets by Washington, analysts said.

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