I heard the US donates aid to North Korea. It is also my understanding that the US is still technically at war with North Korea but the situation is a stalemate and no side is actively attacking.
Are both of these statements true?
Politics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people interested in governments, policies, and political processes. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
Technically the US congress never declared war on North Korea, but rather led a UN peacekeeping effort in the region that was never resolved with a signed treaty. So the War, as it exists, is between North and South Korea and remains unresolved.
So - legally, no in the absence of hostilities and without a formal declaration, the US is not actually at War with North Korea, but there is no formal peace either, nor did North Korea ever meet any requirements put upon it by the UN Security Council. That in itself however, is again not a foundation on its own for a state of war. Lots of countries remain non-compliant.
As for Aid, the US has provided humanitarian aid in times of famine, or helped aid agencies in times of disease outbreak. It's a tough call - do you help someone who is a threat? Or let it implode and hope that you don't get hurt in the implosion? As the saying goes, desperate times call for desperate measures - so maybe relieving desperation is, in fact, the better option on as limited a basis as possible.