Threat Escalation Timeline, December 2012 to May 2013

In the months following North Korea's third nuclear test, tensions on the Korean Peninsula soared to extremely high levels, with North Korea threatening to launch nuclear strikes, the U.S. making mock bombing runs with nuclear-capable bombers, and the Inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex shutting down. This timeline surveys some of the major statements and actions made by the two Koreas, the U.S., and other countries as the crisis escalated.

Joint Military Exercises Kaesong Armistice Agreement
Myeongshin Lee, Daniel Wertz
Friday, May 31, 2013