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North Korea’s other threat

May 30, 2017
Reuters /

The world is often alarmed at North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, but thousands of Cold War-era artillery are also massed on the border with South Korea, capable of firing a massive barrage on the capital Seoul with little warning.

The two Koreas remain in a technical state of war since the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. When tensions are high, Pyongyang often threatens to rain a “sea of fire” on Seoul and its 10.2 million people living 40 km from the border.