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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Sung-Yoon Lee
The Korean Peninsula is fraught with tension as its new leaders engage in a battle of words and will — with the North on Monday voiding the cease-fire that halted the Korean War in 1953 and the South placing its troops on high alert.
"For a leader that is elected and has a term limit, at the start of her presidency, this is a most unwelcome development," he said. "Could she have thwarted it? I don't think so because Pyongyang has its own strategy and calculates it to be in its best interest to really paint the South Korean leader and the American leader into a corner at the start of their respective administrations."
Mr. Lee of the Fletcher School said North Korea typically has ratcheted up its rhetoric with a view to eventually receive bigger concessions.