Posts Tagged ‘North Korea’

Standing Tall Against Iran with Apology in Hand

February 17th, 2016

by REAR ADMIRAL GREG SLAVONIC, U.S. NAVY (RET.) AND JAMES ZUMWALT More than a month after Iran captured two U.S. Navy patrol boats with ten sailors onboard January 12, there is still very little information on what transpired. Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), has given President Barack Obama

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The Blaze Oped: Iran and North Korea Share a Bond Built on the Bomb and America’s Demise

January 17th, 2016

In his 2002 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush used the collective tag of the “Axis of Evil” to describe three of “the world’s most dangerous regimes…(threatening) us with the world’s most destructive weapons.” Of those three Axis members — Iraq, North Korea and Iran — the latter two remain committed to

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The Blaze Oped: ‘The Incredible Bulk’ is Alive and Not So Well in North Korea

January 10th, 2016

Based on actuarial tables, no insurance company is likely to issue him a life policy. He will be 33 years old on January 8, but over the past four years his weight has ballooned from 198 pounds to 287. He parties, he smokes, he drinks heavily. He runs a country—a role in which he has had

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Kim Jong-un: North Korea’s ‘Terminator’

June 15th, 2015

An embarrassing moment for the author occurred almost a half-century ago yet is remembered as if it were yesterday. During Marine Corps basic training, your correspondent was leaning back in his chair listening to a class on mine warfare. Coming right after lunch, there was an overpowering urge to sleep. The next thing the author

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North Korea — Not Your Father’s Battlefield Anymore

April 7th, 2014

As North Korea attempted to trigger an international incident by firing 500 artillery rounds into the Yellow Sea-of which about 100 crossed over into South Korean territorial waters-the South responded with about 300 rounds of its own. This incident comes on the heels of Pyongyang’s warning it will soon conduct another nuclear test. Incidents such

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North Korea’s “Whack-A-Mole” Leadershi

December 17th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 17 (UPI) — What happens when a “kid” inherits a country? If the country is North Korea, if the kid is third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un, 30, and — two years after receiving his inheritance — if he feels comfortable wielding the hammer of authority, he plays real life “whack-a-mole” with subordinate

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Israel and the Syrian chemical weapons deal

September 23rd, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 17 (UPI) — As a U.S. Marine going through basic training many decades ago, light humor occasionally came to the fore. Trainees approaching a safety pit to throw hand grenades for the first time confronted a straight-laced instructor barking instructions, concluding with the warning, “Remember, when the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade

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Future Sci-fi–Tehran Feeds Pyongyang “Soylent Green”

July 17th, 2013

By JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., July 16 (UPI) — The 1973 science fiction movie “Soylent Green” focused on a futuristic world plagued by rising temperatures, pollution, depleted resources, overpopulation, dying oceans and poverty. Massive food shortages leave Americans surviving on processed food rations. One, known as “soylent green,” was advertised as

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Does Kim know what lies ahead?

April 24th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., April 23 (UPI) — As the United States simultaneously struggles to take on the gun control issue and not take on a war with North Korea, an incident related to the former underscores concerns about dealing with the latter. On April 10, two boys, aged 4 and 6, were playing in the town

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Iran plays North Korean card in nuclear poker game

April 17th, 2013

JAMES ZUMWALT || UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., April 16 (UPI) — With the beat of war drums becoming a daily ritual in North Korea and as analysts struggle to assess what makes the natives restless, three points are worth considering — especially since the White House ignores the third. First, Pyongyang WILL NOT initiate

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