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The Korean War

On 25 June 1950, armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The US, acting under the auspices of the UN, sprang to the defense of South Korea. The forces of many nations fought a bloody and...

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The Release of the Tortured Crew

On 23 Dec 1968, the crew and captain of the US intelligence gathering ship Pueblo were released after 11 months imprisonment by the government of North Korea. The ship, and its 83-man crew, was seized by North Korean warships on January 23 and...

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The End of the Korean War

On 27 July 1953, after 3 years of a bloody and frustrating war, the US, China, North & South Korea agree to an armistice, ending the fighting. The Korean War began on 25 June 1950, when communist North Korea invaded South Korea. The US quickly...

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The USS Pueblo

Today in 1968, the US intelligence-gathering ship Pueblo was seized by North Korean naval vessels and charged with spying and violating North Korean waters. Negotiations to free the 83-man crew drug on for nearly a year. We denied that the ship was...

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North Korea again

The US and South Korea have military exercises scheduled for this coming weekend. North Korea has warned us to cancel the exercises–and to end any talk of sanctions against N. Korea; to fail to follow these orders will cause the region to be...

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Helping South Korea

President Obama was here in West Michigan today for the dedication of a new factory that will make batteries for electric cars. The plant is owned by a South Korean company. The federal government is paying for nearly half the cost of the...

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Outrage

It was just two months ago that North Korea willfully and deliberately torpedoed a South Korean ship that was minding its own business; 46 sailors were killed; was there even one-tenth the outrage that is ringing out loudly around the world because...

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The Pentagon’s QDR

The Pentagon creates a Quadrennial Defense Review–to look forward and provide the basis for planning; it’s just out. The focus is on defeating the bad guys in Afghanistan and Pakistan and that region of the world. It also mentions Iran...

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Obama and North Korea

Today’s headlines include the announcement that a US Navy destroyer is trailing a North Korean ship believed to be carrying nuclear material. The UN has asked us to stop and search such vessels. The North Korean dictator has said that such...

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