N. Korea's Kim visits front-line troops amid tension

South Korean Army soldiers work on their K-9 self-propelled artillery vehicle during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Monday, March 11, 2013. South Korea and the U.S. on Monday kicked off an annual military drill amid worries about a possible bloodshed following North Korea’s threat to scrap a decades-old war armistice and launch a nuclear attack on the U.S. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s young leader urged front-line troops to be on “maximum alert” for a potential war as a state-run newspaper said Pyongyang had carried out a threat to cancel the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War.

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