The forensic analysis of the sinking of ROKS Chonan, for those who haven’t seen it. Complete with slides showing the damages incurred when a torpedo’s pressure wave breaks a ship’s back.
It would be tempting, as Glen(n) Reynolds has suggested – tongue firmly planted in cheek, no doubt – to handle the issue of Teh Crazies from North Korea by taking off and nuking Pyongyang from orbit.
It’d be the only way to be sure.
It’s also tempting, as Iowahawk’s David Burge has tweeted, to [...]
North Korea’s formal name is the “Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea,” which is plausibly true, so long as Kim Chong Il’s family members get to vote on things:
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il promoted his son and his sister to top military positions in the hours before the country’s largest political conference in [...]
Kim Il Sung was viewed as hero by the North Korean people for his embellished tales of military prowess fighting the Japanese occupation. Believed by Lavrenty Beria to be a reliably transnational communist, Stalin installed Kim – who had spent decades in exile from Korea – as a puppet leader of in the divided [...]
The North Korean succession struggle may not play out precisely as Kim Chong Il hoped it would:
South Korean and Japanese news media have reported that North Korea’s propaganda agencies have printed millions of pictures of Kim Jong Eun to be distributed to the homes of ordinary citizens, who already keep photos of the [...]
The sinking of the South Korean corvette Choenan was mystifying to many outside observers, and an outrage to South Korean citizens. Some has mused that the crisis was initiated by Kim Chong Il to cement the military behind his chosen successor. Despite the best inventions of his biographers, the younger Kim has never had [...]
Would be a homonym with “un-logic,” if such a noun actually existed:
Seoul went to the Security Council to seek the global rebuke of the North, but China objected to a resolution that specifically blamed its clients in Pyongyang. Thus the Security Council retreated to writing a resolution that condemned the act of aggression [...]
While we prepare for a long weekend in memory of those who never came home from distant battle fields, naval forces are deploying to Korea, and 24 of the USAF’s latest fighters are joining them on station:
U.S. and South Korean forces said they are ready to repel any threat posed by North Korea [...]
South Korea is on the brink of announcing that they blame the Norks for sinking of a corvette near the Northern Limit Line, taking the lives of 46 sailors:
South Korea concluded that North Korea was responsible for the attack after investigators from Australia, Britain, Sweden and the United States pieced together portions of [...]