US still at war with North Korea, 1953 was just a truce - professor Technically speaking, the US is still at war with North Korea, Paul Atwood, professor of American studies at the University of Massachusetts tells RT America. No peace treaty was signed at the end of the Korean War in 1953, just an armistice. Given what has happened to Libya, Iraq and others, North Korea believes that its security from the US depends on having nuclear weapons.
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