North Korea nullifies armistice (updated)

Is this move by North Korea to nullify the armistice that's been in place since 1953 more symbolic than real? We better hope so. South Korea, a modern country with a modern economy, could be severely damaged by a surprise attack. Seoul is within long range artillery of the North Korean army - they wouldn't even have to cross the DMZ to cause billions of dollars in damage. CNN: Despite the strong language, analysts say North Korea is years away from having the technology necessary to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile and aim it accurately at a target. And, analysts say, North Korea is unlikely to seek a direct military conflict with the United States, preferring instead to try to gain traction through threats and the buildup of its military deterrent. North Korea has called the annual training exercises "an open declaration of a war," but South Korea says it notified Pyongyang that the drills "are defensive in nature." The United Nations Command notified the North Korean military...(Read Full Post)