North Korea has been doing a lot of saber rattling lately with threads of war against the US. In recent weeks they've cut off the 'emergency' phone line to South Korea, have said that they no longer recognize the peace agreement with South Korea and consider themselves to be in a state of war (remember, technically the Korean has never officially ended), denied access to Kaesong (an industrial city in North Korea that is a joint venture with South Korea to promote business ties) for South Korean workers & business owners, have moved missiles to their East coast to be in shorter range to US territories like Guam and to US allies like Japan and South Korea, have broadcast anti-US propaganda videos showing the destruction of the US White House, and increased their anti-US rhetoric. In response the US has moved up the timeline for shipping anti-missile defenses to Guam, have added major military hardware to the joint US-South Korea military exercises that are currently going on (were pre-planned but the scope has been increased), and have essentially to North Korea that it is time to back off. Thoughts? Is the feared Korean peninsula conflict finally going to happen? Is the new young leader of North Korea just trying to solidify his image to his followers? Will countries like Japan get caught in the metaphorical, and perhaps even literal, crossfire between North Korea & the US?