A United Nations Command officer used a bullhorn to broadcast a message about armistice violations across the Demilitarized Zone to North Korea but as of Monday the communist state has not responded to a request for a meeting to discuss the allegations.
North Korean troops violated the 1953 armistice as they shot over the border and in one case crossed it themselves while chasing a fellow soldier who was making a dash to the South, the United Nations Command said Wednesday.
A North Korean soldier defected to the South by driving a military jeep to the line that divides the peninsula, then sprinting across it under a hail of gunfire from his former comrades, officials said Tuesday.
A defecting North Korean soldier was shot by his comrades on Nov. 13 after he abandoned his post and ran across the Demilitarized Zone, one of the most heavily armed borders in the world, Stars and Stripes reports.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis ostensibly traveled to South Korea to lay the groundwork President Donald Trump’s upcoming first official visit to Asia: “Our goal is not war,” the Pentagon chief told reporters on Oct. 27. But everything about his visit to the demilitarized zone separating North Korea from South came with a less-than subtle subtext: Don’t fuck with me.