Koreas Agree to Disarm ‘Truce Village’
At ease. In a sign of warming relations between the adversaries, North and South Korea agreed yesterday to remove guns and guard posts from the Joint Security Area of Panmunjom, where troops from both sides have faced off for decades. The disarmament of the so-called “truce village” — to be verified by both countries as well as the U.S.-led United Nations Command — is expected to be completed within the next two days. Earlier this month the two sides began clearing 800,000 land mines from the area.