Update on tension in Korean peninsula

In Defense, South Korea on May 28, 2010 at 10:44 am

60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War is on 25 June 2010 and the peninsula is once again in the limelight due to flaring up of tensions between South & North Korea. Current state is due to sinking of South Korean warship Cheonan on 26 March10 allegedly by North Korean torpedo.

Obama administration has stood solidly with South and supporting its all demands. North Korea on the other hand seems to be standing alone as China has not taken any open stand till now.

South Korea conducted an anti submarine exercise in Yellow Sea on27 May.North Korea has reacted by saying that it would meet confrontation with confrontation and war with an all out war. Such action and reaction will lead to further escalation. Care must be taken to ensure that minor issues are not allowed to spin out of control and trigger an all out war. Repercussions of full blown war with nuclear capable North Korea could be disastrous for all.

Diplomatic initiatives must be undertaken to resolve the crisis. UN will have to involve USA and China to steer the Korean peninsula clear of  the crisis.

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