“We are talking about conventional war in Korea”

A conventional war in the Korean peninsula could quickly kill tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of people, estimates Joseph Cirincione, nuclear disarmament expert from the Ploughshares Fund.

“The border between the two Koreas is the most heavily armed in the world and most militarized section of the Earth as well right now. Conventional weapons alone could cause tremendous devastation in just the first few hours of a conflict.”