US efforts to disable Pyongyang’s weapons without a shot being fired just leave Kim Jong-un guessing, and that could lead to trouble, Ankit Panda writes
Korea had been a single political entity governing the Korean Peninsula up until the end of World War II, when the Soviet Union and United States each occupied the northern and southern halves respectively. The division led to the founding of today’s North Korea and South Korea. Tensions between the two countries remain high as both want to bring a unified peninsula under its own rule. A heavy military presence is still stationed at the border which runs along the 38th parallel.