After another round of nuclear weapons tests and an outright threat to bring “final destruction” to South Korea at a disarmament conference, the government of North Korea promised to cancel the cease-fire that effectively ended the Korean War if the U.S and South Korea did not cease military exercises.

North Korea vowed Tuesday to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War, citing a U.S.-led push for punishing U.N. sanctions over its recent nuclear test and ongoing U.S.-South Korean joint military drills.

North Korea’s Korean People’s Army Supreme Command warned of stronger additional countermeasures in a statement that came amid reports that Washington and North Korean ally Beijing have approved a draft of punishing sanctions for a U.N. Security Council resolution responding to North Korea’s Feb. 12 nuclear test.

It is hard to dismiss this all as mere posturing though the North Korean government is notorious for being unpredictable. But as things escalate and threats and deadlines are made the mystery could give way to an untenable reality – war.

The United States and others worry that North Korea’s third nuclear test pushes it a step closer toward its goal of having nuclear-armed missiles that can reach America, and condemn its rocket launches and nuclear tests as a dangerous threat to regional security…

North Korea warned it will cancel the Korean War cease-fire agreement on March 11, citing U.S.-South Korean military drills that began March 1.

I guess we will see what happens in 6 days.