While North and South Korea technically remain at war today, that might be changing. According to reports, efforts are underway to bring about an official and permanent end to the conflict. For the record, the two countries went to war in 1950.
And while a truce was declared three years later, the two nations have been in a holding pattern since. Part of this agreement may even include both sides removing their respective armed forces back from the current demilitarized zone.
Reports of the possibility of a peace treaty come as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are set to hold talks next week – with President Trump expected to meet with Kim sometime in May or June.
And for his part, Trump has blessed the efforts. So much that CIA Director Mike Pompeo apparently held secret talks with Kim this month. According to "The Washington Post," Pompeo made the visit to North Korea over the Easter weekend to help lay the groundwork for direct talks between President Trump and Kim. Speaking in Florida yesterday, Trump confirmed that direct talks are underway at "extremely high levels."