North Korea vows to cancel Korean War cease-fire
North Korea’s military is vowing to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War, straining already frayed ties between Washington and Pyongyang as the United Nations moves to impose punishing sanctions over the North’s recent nuclear test.
Without elaborating, the Korean People’s Army Supreme Command boasted of having “lighter and smaller nukes” and warned late Tuesday of “surgical strikes” meant to unify the divided Korean Peninsula.
North Korea Ending Ceasefire On South Korea Could Mean Limited War
The armistice that ended the Korean War in 1953 is, at best, a fragile thing: The countries overseeing it have formally accused each other of more than 1.2 million violations.
But North Korea’s threat to scrap the cease-fire next Monday still matters because the armistice is the key document blocking hostilities on the Korean Peninsula, which technically has remained in a state of war for six decades.
NORTH KOREAN RED DAWN CLOSER THAN EVER
WASHINGTON – The bomb test that North Korea conducted over the weekend was a “miniaturized” nuclear device – suggesting to U.S. sources that the day of a North Korean “Red Dawn” EMP attack that could decimate the American power grid might be closer.
The latest test was described by United Nations observers as twice the size of North Korea’s 2009 nuclear test but that the device was “small and light.”
Op-Ed: Underestimating North Korea and Iran
North Korea and Iran are not re-inventing the nuclear wheel. They can draw on a vast treasure trove of declassified information about U.S. nuclear weapons development. And they cooperate with one another. And we are talking EMP.
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