NK Unleashes Planes, Missiles and Arty — a Provocation Designed to Sink 2018 Military Agreement? 

“This marks the first instance of a violation of the inter-Korean military agreement in some two and a half years. The last time was when the North fired gunshots at a South Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Gangwon in May 2020.

Despite continued nuclear and missile threats made by the North, neither Korea has made an explicit declaration to officially abandon the 2018 comprehensive military agreement, and some analysts say that Pyongyang may be intentionally trying to violate the pact to induce the South Korea government to break it first.

If South Korea decides to scrap the agreement, this could allow Pyongyang to blame the escalation of tensions on Seoul and Washington.”

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