ROK-nK conflict intensifies as nK leader Kim Jong-Un orders military to be on war footing

In midst of the exchange of artillery fire on the western front and heightened tensions between the ROK and nK, nK leader Kim Jong-Un called for an emergency extended meeting of the KWP central military commission and declared a “quasi-state” of war, ordering nK military to be on war footing. ROK military stated that the nK artillery fire was an illegal act that violates the armistice agreement and that ROK will “firmly retaliate” against further provocations. MND revealed that the military is maintaining its highest level of readiness to adamantly retribute any further nK provocations.