Category Archives: Korean Conflict

North Korea Invaded South Korea Today in 1950


The attack surprised South Korean President Syngman Rhee and General Douglas MacArthur, who lived in Tokyo and was busy there presiding over Occupied Japan. Many things are quite different now but in other respects remain similar. I had hoped to write an … Continue reading

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Red Lines, Syria and Incompetence


 Well thought out red lines can be drawn, successfully. Ill conceived red lines can easily make a bad situation much worse. An article from Stratfor is republished following my initial comments. My initial comments: Great care needs to be taken … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Kim Il-sung


Well, sorta. Maybe it will be his last, but I wouldn’t count on it. Kim Il-sung was born (it is written and may even be true) on April 15, 1912. There are over 500 statues of Kim Il-sung in North … Continue reading

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Is the 1950 Korea Mess Relevant to the New Korean Mess?


Probably very little, beyond the differences. The North Korean invasion of South Korea began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean troops — many of them battle-hardened veterans of Mao’s fights against Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists — crossed the thirty-eighth parallel to … Continue reading

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We’re Surrounded and that Simplifies the Problem.


At the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean Conflict, Marine Colonel (later Lt. General) Chesty Puller told his men “We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him. We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.” We’re … Continue reading

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The March 16th Executive Order can be hazardous to our health.


The Executive Order slightly modifies prior justifications for governmental control over all sectors of the economy. Expansive authority can still be exercised at the discretion of the President and those whom he selects under broadly undefined circumstances and with little … Continue reading

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The Center of the Earth, North Korea and Different Cultures.


Reality is often not as we think or wish it were. I spent the past couple of days writing this article about the impacts of Korean culture and history on its future as well as ours now that Kim Jong-il … Continue reading

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Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Korea are Necessary.


Although from the same culture, the two Koreas are now very different. In February of this year, North Korea celebrated the sixty-ninth birthday of Dear (not really) Leader Kim Jong-il. Following the official announcement at noon on December 19th of … Continue reading

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New Article about Korea


This article, published today at PJ Media, deals with a September report by the Russian Institute of World Economy and International Relations. The institute apparently foresees the collapse of North Korea and the eventual reunification of Korea under the South … Continue reading

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New Article on Korean Situation


My most recent article on the situation in Korea was published early this morning at Pajamas Media. Entitled “Is Another Conflict Coming to Korea,”  it has already had more than 8,000 views.

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