North Korea says its military is ready to pre-emptively attack and "liberate" the South if it sees signs that American and South Korean troops involved in annual joint military drills are attempting to invade the North.
DW's Frank Sieren thinks North and South Korea's newfound desire to talk has more to do with China than US. Unfortunately for Seoul, it is difficult to keep Beijing and Washington happy at the same time.
Pyongyang claims that its rockets can now reach every corner of the United States. But is that really what Kim Jong Un wants? His sole aim is to maintain his grip on power, says Jürgen Hanefeld.
North Korean hackers have leaked hundreds of South Korean military documents, according to South Korean media. Detailed South Korean-US wartime operational plans were reportedly among those stolen.
As tensions rise over North Korea’s nuclear intentions, the United States and South Korea have agreed to strengthen Seoul's defenses. Washington will reportedly also sell billions in arms to the country.
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