North Korea today announced that it was no longer recognizing the truce that ended the Korean war. And threatened to attack South Korea and U.S. naval vessels over the interdiction of cargo ships to ensure that no nuclear bomb making materials are being shipped into or out of the country.
The question is, what should the United States and the rest of the international community do to counter North Korea's provocation? More importantly, what is the U.S. willing to do if North Korea makes good on its threat?
The implications extend far beyond just North Korea. Iran is watching closely these developments and will likely feel emboldened with regard to its nuclear weapons program should North Korea manage to continue with its without severe consequences.