Asia

    • A North Korean soldier peering into South Korea in the Joint Security Area, April 17, 2013. (VOA/S. Herman)
    • Three South Korean soldiers looking into North Korea, April 17, 2013. (VOA/S. Herman)
    • A South Korea soldiers straddles his country and North Korea inside the T2 conference room, April 17, 2013. (VOA/S. Herman)
    • North Korea's Panmungak Building in the Joint Security Area, April 17, 2013. (VOA/S. Herman)
    • U.S. Army Private First Class Brian Dors of of the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area, April 17, 2013. (VOA/S. Herman)
    • A roadblock in South Korea at Paju where unauthorized traffic is prohibited from heading into the DMZ, April 17, 2013. (VOA/S. Herman)
    • Two South Korean soldiers outside the T1 building which straddles South and North Korea, April 17, 2013. (VOA/S. Herman)
    • A hilltop North Korean observation post in the DMZ, April 17, 2013. (VOA/S. Herman)
    • A monument in the DMZ marking the signing of the Armistice 1,000 meters to the north, April 17, 2013. (VOA/S. Herman)
    • Bridge of No Return across the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) in the DMZ where prisoners were exchanged at the end of the Korean War, April 17, 2013. (VOA/S. Herman)
    • Command Post 2 -- known as the loneliest observation post in the world, Korean DMZ, April 17, 2013. (VOA/S. Herman)

    Tense Standoff Continues for 60th Year in Korean DMZ

    Published April 18, 2013

    The tense situation on the Korean peninsula may be the world’s most urgent security challenge. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman visited one of the conflict's most recognized flashpoints: Panmunjom in the Korean demilitarized zone.


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