South Korean marines storm the beach as smoke screens explode above them during a military exercise with the United States in Pohang on Monday. The same day, South Korea exchanged fire with North Korea, who is threatening a fourth nuclear test, in the Yellow Sea, a violent sign of increased tension between two countries that are still technically at war. Meanwhile, North Korea says it will conduct live fire drills near the border. [Gizmodo en Español]


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It's all just a big dance. Nobody should take the North Koreans seriously. The ruling class would be wiped out if they started or found themselves in a war and they know it. Their military would be fall apart if they tried to invade the South, most of them defecting or simply going AWOL. If they were fighting off an invasion from the South, they might hold up better and longer but not much.