Bases of Discontent
CHICAGO – If the Korean War is America's "forgotten war," the Jeju uprising that erupted 70 years ago this month is America's non-war.
The search for peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea burns bright in one province of South Korea that endured far more suffering than other regions before the Korean War had even begun.
Sergeant acquitted by a U.S. Army court-martial of negligent homicide in the deaths of two South Korean teenage girls crushed under an armored vehicle
Clouds over Okinawa
OKINAWA, Japan – Ask just about any of the 18,000 or so U.S. marines on this battle-scarred island prefecture what they think of demands for shutting down the marine air station in the town of Ginowan on the west coast, and they say they know almost nothing about it. Nor are they aware of the daily headlines in Okinawa’s two daily papers, the Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo – the latter name a reminder of the legacy of the Ryukyu kingdom that succumbed to Japanese rule in 1879.
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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.