Sep 26, 2017
The war of words between President Trump and the North Korean dictatorship continued this week with the North’s foreign minister stating that Trump has declared war on his country and that it is contemplating shooting down American planes. If the North were to take any such action it would lead to a strong and immediate response by the United States. Such action would not require a declaration of war by the U.S. Congress.
In fact, a state of war still exists between the United States and North Korea. The Korean War ended on July 27, 1953 with a cease-fire and armistice. In other words neither side surrendered so the armistice legally ended the fighting, but not necessarily the war.