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S. Korea-US drills start as North rejects armistice

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South Korea and the United States launched joint drills Monday involving thousands of troops, defying North Korea's apocalyptic threat to repudiate the 60-year-old Korean War armistice in retaliation. 

Anti-war activists protest against a joint military exercise between South Korea and the US, called Key Resolve, near the US embassy in Seoul on March 11, 2013. South Korea and the United States have launched joint drills involving thousands of troops, defying North Korea's apocalyptic threat to repudiate the 60-year-old Korean War armistice in retaliation.

The start of the two-week "Key Resolve" exercise follows a week of escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, with North Korea also threatening nuclear war over UN sanctions adopted after its third atomic test last month.

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