[Updated at 7:39 a.m.] North Korea has taken a step it's warned about for a few days: It declared invalid the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953.
That news, from the official newspaper of the country's ruling Workers' Party, comes four days after the U.N. Security Council passed tougher sanctions against North Korea in response to its February 12 nuclear test.
It remains to be seen whether the invalidation means that either North Korea or South Korea can resume hostilities. However, the North has nullified the agreement on several occasions in the past.
[Posted at 3:57 a.m.] Joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States began Monday, the South Korean defense ministry said.
The latest military drills involving the two allies are called Key Resolve and follow the Foal Eagle joint exercises that began March 1, which are scheduled to last two months.
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."FULL STORY
The Dow is at a record high again.
D.T. some don't want to hear his name, said he will pay to open the White House for tours for the year.
Do you know that the DOW only consists of 30 stocks? It makes nice headlines, but financially means ZOT to the average investor!
This was for the gop/tp who cried when it was down.
DT. Lol. Then, I am sure he would claim he bought it and turn it in Taj Mahal II.
The ego has landed.
And, naturally, this stupid web site won't let me post.
Does this mean MASH is coming back on the air?
Radar O'Reily, Hotlips Houlihan, Colonal Potter.
We will pray for the North Koreans, for they know not what they do.
Especially Pingpongyang. He most certainly "is invalid" .
When the goverment falls in DPRK (one way or another it will fall), it will be interesting to see what the recovery is like. Western Germans still view Eastern Germany as a poor, rundown area even after all these years. Add to that the unique problem of thousands of North Koreans having spent their entire lives in prison suddenly being put into free society without the basic social skills to cope.