08 Mar '13, 2am

BBC News - North Korea says it ends peace pacts with South #military

BBC News - North Korea says it ends peace pacts with South #military

Continue reading the main story Dr John Swenson-Wright Chatham House The threatened pre-emptive nuclear strike seems more bluff than reality, since the North's leaders know it would be suicidal, and an attack on the US seems impracticable given the still technically rudimentary quality of the North's ballistic missile programme and the unproven state of its nuclear miniaturisation technology needed to place a nuclear warhead atop a missile. A more troubling possibility is that the North might choose - out of irritation with the UN - to precipitate a border clash with South Korea, either on land or sea, as it did before in 2010. Will sanctions persuade or provoke?

Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21709917

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