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March 25th, 2013
07:55 PM ET

U.S., South Korea sign defense treaty to deal with North Korea's provocations

The United States is lowering the threshold for American military involvement in a possible war with North Korea.

In the face of mounting threats from North Korea's young, untested dictator Kim Jong Un there are major changes.

U.S., S. Korea defense agreement

While the nearly 30,000 U.S. troops in South Korea are already obligated to defend the country in the event of an all-out war under the new plan, these troops could fight and directly respond to provocations from North Korea.

OutFront tonight: CNN Pentagon Correspondent Chris Lawrence,  Colonel Cedric Leighton and Gordon Chang, author of "Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World."


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  1. sm980268

    Heads up, Sean Hannity this weekend cried out to his little town forum preaching gallory, of his rich weak minded contributors says" I want to bomb Iran installations right now! ( my opinion but he said it!) He seems to be begging for a Third war with Iran, and probably by tuesday be beging for a fourth War in N korea!!!!!! It really sounds good to that network but , Ha1 none of their rich listeners sons and daughters are likely going to be in them Wars! ( my opinion) Sean why dont you go to N korea and rucruit Kim dong chon wong for your cause, you know you would if it get you one more viewer, Shmuck wanna-be!

    March 25, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Reply

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