Threats Sow Concerns Over Korean Armistice

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March 10th, 2013

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William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

North Korea’s latest threats to annihilate its enemies have included a vow to scrap the 1953 armistice, the main legal document that theoretically stands in the way of a resumption of the Korean War, a conflict that by some estimates left nearly five million people dead, including more than 33,700 American soldiers…

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“This is the most opaque country in the world. It’s possible this is a signal to the Chinese government from the North Koreans that they’re going to go their own way. By canceling the armistice, they’re saying, ‘We’re pursuing our own policy.’ ”

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