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Little Madmen: Correspondents' Tales

History
Caught between huge conflicting forces, people look with foreboding on the gathering clouds of war
1.Points of Crisis
The rise of Kim Dae Jung and the high price of his failed drive for reconciliation with North Korea
Three contributions on Korea -- North, South and Kim Dae Jung -- for this massive five-volume work on human rights issues worldwide
Dispelling myths about the sinking of the South Korean navy corvette the Cheonan in March 2010
Memories of the Vietnam War and its aftermath from the arrival of U.S. forces to the release of the last U.S. POWs
The Vietnam War as it spread through Cambodia and Laos into northern and northeastern Thailand
Washington's pact with Pyongyang won't help the starving children
2.Covering Korea
Q&A, Asia-Pacific Businss & Technology Report
Looking back to the Old Days: A Correspondent's Field Manual; A Reader’s Guide to Real News:
Korea through the eyes of correspondents who were there, 1871-2006
Following the story
How the news goes in and out of the Hermit Kingdom
3. Business and Economy
The Rev. Moon's empire bouncing back in South Korea
Play-by-play account of the meltdown that nearly bankrupted the South Korean economy
The story of North Korea's 105-story white elephant
An unauthorized study of Korea's largest business group, its triumphs and failures, and the peasant's son who founded it.... "Korean Dynasty is a must read for business people and students of business and the social sciences learning about the socio-economics of Asia." Business Book Review Library; 1995, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p1
The ultimate business reference to the Philippines, providing practical advice from leading experts
Iraq and South Korea face contrasting economic problems and issues, as seen in these articles for Institutional Investor
4. Seoul-Searching
I.--Heart and Seoul: From the ashes of war, Korea's capital rises like a phoenix to world-class. II.--Three Perfect Days: Wining, dining, sightseeing and strolling around one of the world's oldest and greatest capitals

Bases of Discontent


Old Japanese hangar looms ominously across farmland at Alldreu Airfield, Japanese base built by forced Korean labor in the 1930s. The base was used by Japanese zeros taking off on Kamikaze missions.

Clouds over Okinawa












Protesters at the rally

Listening to speeches at the protest rally


At protest rally, Ginowan City, Okinawa

Protesters gather outside marines' Futenma base

Overlooking Futenma Marine Air Station, Ginowan

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I admire and appreciate your years of experiences being presented to us, in a way that's direct and yet, helps explain matters to a novice.
The fact that the North has distracted the world with it's ballistic missile program is frightening, because if they were to attack the US with a nuclear weapon, I don't believe that they'd bother with an ICBM, which we could easily destroy with an Aegis cruiser. No, instead, they're more likely to load a weapon into a shipping container and set a timer for two days after it arrives in Seattle.
By then, Kim & Co would have fled the country, and we'd end up killing a million innocents in Pyongyang.
The best way to prevent that from happening is to educate people about what's happening there. Thank you for your work to that end.






Protest on Jeju







Anti-base demonstrators stepping lively in sidewalk performance near Jeju provincial offices











And on Okinawa



Protesters on the march outside U.S. base, Okinawa




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