Posts Tagged ‘South Korea’

Obama Snatches “Psy” op Defeat from the Jaws of Specop Victory

December 19th, 2012

JAMES ZUMWALT || UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., Dec. 18 (UPI) — HERNDON, Va., Dec. 18 (UPI) — For those who have served in uniform, there is a feeling of family those who haven’t cannot appreciate. The family is generational, creating a bond among all who serve — whether past, present or future. The

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For Want of a Prize, a Nation’s Security Is Lost

February 15th, 2012

Published: February 14, 2012 in Family Security Matters Surprisingly, a rare decision last month on an asylum case by a US immigration judge received little attention. The decision is big for two reasons: 1) the asylum seeker was from Korea and 2) the underlying facts as to why he sought asylum puts the lie to what

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Obfuscating The National Security Threat

January 11th, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters January 11, 2010 Successful aerospace businessman and lecturer Norman Augustine has been known to employ cynicism to make a point.   Emphasizing the need for clear speech, he once commented, “Simply stated, it is sagacious to eschew obfuscation.” While one may not necessarily grasp Augustine’s words, one grasps his point. What is

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Instilling Fear In The “Fearless Leader”

December 10th, 2010

Posted in Human Events December 10, 2010 Finally, South Korea has drawn its “line in the sand.” Over the past decades, North Korea has conducted dozens of outrageous, unprovoked hostile acts against the South.  These have included killing the First Lady while attempting to assassinate the president, murdering Cabinet members, inserting commando teams via mini-submarine penetrations

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The Man Who Exposed North Korea’s False God

November 7th, 2010

Published in Human Events November 7, 2010 News of his death undoubtedly generated mixed emotions among North Koreans.  There was euphoria that one who had caused North Korea to lose face 13 years earlier was dead, but there was also anger, as Father Time denied them the opportunity to regain face by assassinating him. Hwang

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North Korea’s Influence on South Korea’s Elections

June 16th, 2010

Published in Human Events June 16, 2010 In a 17th century play by William Shakespeare, a question asked but not answered is: “Can one desire too much of a good thing?”  It is a question that has been asked of, and now answered by, the voters of South Korea. In the aftermath of the unprovoked

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Beijing and Seoul Enable Pyongyang’s Brutality

June 3rd, 2010

Published in Human Events June 3, 2010. SUMMARY: South Korea is sending China the wrong signals following North Korea’s sinking of the warship Cheonan. The photograph of an emotional mother kneeling at the grave of her Navy son underscored the sacrifices this past Memorial Day weekend made by those in uniform. While the photograph was

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Pyongyang Sank South Korean Warship — Now What?

May 25th, 2010

Published in Human Events May 25, 2010. As a North Korean submarine fired a heavy torpedo at the unsuspecting South Korean warship Cheonan, sinking her on March 26, Pyongyang believed it had gotten away with murder. It apparently had no idea evidence—such as torpedo parts, retrieved acoustics data, etc.—would all be recoverable in an extensive

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Pyongyang Crosses Seoul’s “Line in the Sand”

May 12th, 2010

Published in Human Events May 12, 2010 Member states of the world community basically fall into two groups: Those acting responsibly to maintain global order and those acting irresponsibly, independent of any such concerns. Inevitably, the act of an irresponsible rogue state comes into direct conflict with the interests of a responsible one.  When this happens,

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Forgot about the Cheonan?

April 6th, 2010

Published in Human Events April 6, 2010 The mysterious sinking of the 1,200-ton South Korean warship Cheonan on March 26 while on patrol in waters near the disputed maritime border with North Korea calls to mind a similar incident the U.S. suffered 112 years earlier. The highly emotional flames generated by the latter incident—fanned by “yellow journalism”—became

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