Kim Jong-Il, the tyrant that ruled over North Korea has finally died at the age of 69. He likely died from a heart attack or stroke, although the North Korean propaganda machine has claimed that he died from “overwork.” Under his leadership, North Korea continued to be a concentration camp writ on a nightmare scale. [...]
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The six-way talks with North Korea have yielded a potential nuclear disarmament deal in which the North Koreans receive a massive influx of fuel oil in exchange for shutting down their nuclear program. The multilateral approach of including China, Russia, Japan, and South Korea has paid off, as the North Koreans couldn’t simply walk away [...]
The Australian is noting that China may be planning a coup against North Korean dictator Kim Jung Il. The Chinese have been cultivating ties with North Korea for years now, and have access to thousands of North Korean defectors who could easily create a replacement government more friendly to Beijing’s interests. The Australian notes: “In [...]
A group of elites are calling for the invasion of a hostile country suspected of creating weapons of mass destruction and destabilizing the region. They’re saying that if the UN fails to act, we must do it on an ad hoc basis. They’re saying that we need to play hardball with our erstwhile allies. Sounds [...]
Sen. John McCain guest-posts at Captain’s Quarters and has some harsh words for Democrats critical of the current Administration’s handling of the situation. Indeed, the 1994 Agreed Framework was almost certainly a joke, and in order for North Korea to be testing a bomb now they must have been developing enrichment technologies for years prior [...]
DefenseTech argues that the North Korean nuclear test was a failure, with a yield of substantially less than a kiloton. However, Donald Sensing argues that may be by design. In terms of weapons design, it could go either way and both sides have persuasive arguments. From a standpoint of policy, that’s not good news for [...]
The DPRK has announced its intention to conduct a nuclear weapons test, which would confirm what analysts have long expected — that North Korea is a nuclear power. The North Koreans are acting a lot like a group of petulant, spoiled children. They want attention, and they want it now, and they believe that the [...]