URGENT ¥¥¥ US 'prepared for any eventuality' from N.Korea

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday that the United States was "prepared to deal with any eventuality" from North Korea and said that danger from Pyongyang was on the rise.

"We will be prepared -- we have to be prepared -- to deal with any eventuality," Hagel told reporters after the United States flew two nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers on a mission over ally South Korea.