Tag: War

North Korea: Crisis scenarios

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Recriminations over the sinking of a South Korean naval vessel, Cheonan, with the loss of 46 lives have raised tensions on the Korean peninsula. Having officially blamed North Korea for the March 26th sinking, the South…

South Korea/North Korea politics: Retaliatory steps

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT After a slow-burning start, the crisis over the sinking of the South Korean naval vessel, Cheonan, with the loss of 46 lives on March 26th is escalating. Having officially blamed the North, the South Korean government…

Psychological Warfare’ Against N.Korea Resumes

Chosun South Korean soldiers of the Mt. Baekdu Unit in Gangwon Province, the northernmost observation post in the South, were busy on Monday dusting off loudspeakers used in psychological warfare operations that been stored in warehouses for the last six…

Kim Jong Il Orders Military to Get Ready for Combat

May 25 (Bloomberg) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il told the country’s military to be combat-ready in a message broadcast last week that coincided with South Korea’s announcement that it blamed his regime for the sinking of a warship,…

How to Deal with the Threat of N.Korea’s Special Forces?

The threat of North Korea’s special forces has recently become much more real to many people. And while that is good, a considerable portion of what has recently made headlines was published in the 2008 defense white paper. The white…