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OpEdNews – South Korea Shot Over 3,600 Shells, by Stan Heller

Before the massive killing starts, before the government and the corporate media starts branding critical thought treason, we should try to get the facts out about Korea. Typical of the misinformation about the recent crisis is this bland account in the New York Times on Dec. 17. It reads: “The latest inter-Korean crisis erupted three weeks ago with an artillery ...

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The West Sea Crisis in Korea: Fact Sheet | National Campaign to End the Korean War

On  November 23, 2010,  military troops from the Republic  of Korea (ROK, or South Korea)  and  the United States  conducted war-simulation exercises, dubbed “Hoguk” [“Defend the State”], a massive joint endeavor involving 70,000  soldiers,  600 tanks,  500 warplanes, 90 helicopters, and 50 warships. It was slated to take place over a period of nine days.  … Amid the recent hostilities, ...

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KOREA CRISIS: Basic Facts and Historical Context

KOREA CRISIS: Basic Facts and Historical Context Background to the Current Crisis 1. On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 70,000 South Korean and American military troops were conducting war simulation exercises, dubbed “Hoguk [Defend the State],” a massive joint endeavor involving 50 warships, 90 helicopters, 500 warplanes, and 600 tanks, and slated to take place over a period of 9 days ...

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Mullen Criticizes China Over N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — The top American military officer lashed out at China on Wednesday for failing to intervene diplomatically with North Korea, as he met with his South Korean counterpart to discuss possible armed responses to future provocations from Pyongyang. Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sharply criticized Beijing for not condemning North Korea’s ...

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U.S. steps up pressure on China to rein in North Korea

The United States has stepped up diplomatic pressure on China by accusing its leaders of “enabling” North Korea to start a uranium-enrichment program and to launch attacks on South Korea, a senior U.S. administration official said this weekend. In response to the North Korean moves and apparent Chinese acquiescence, Washington is moving to redefine its relationship with South Korea and ...

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Conflict on the Korean peninsula: ‘Ignore us at your peril’

IF THE world sniggered to see Kim Jong Un, with his fat-faced boyishness, thrust forward as the dictator-to-be of North Korea, it is not laughing now. A 65-minute-long artillery barrage on Nov. 23 rained down upon the tiny South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, marking the first time since the war of 1950-53 that the North has fired shells at civilian ...

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Canada toughens sanctions on North Korea

Canada is drafting “tough” new sanctions against North Korea in direct retaliation for its sinking of a South Korean warship earlier this year, the Harper government said Thursday. Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said Ottawa is also downgrading its already-limited diplomatic relations with the rogue nuclear state. Read: Canada toughens sanctions on North Korea – The Globe and Mail.

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N.Korea ‘ready’ to resume nuclear disarmament talks

North Korea said Saturday it is willing to resume six-nation nuclear disarmament talks but would not be “hasty” because the United States and some other parties were not ready. The statement from a foreign ministry spokesman gave no indication of whether Pyongyang has dropped its preconditions: a lifting of sanctions and separate talks with Washington on a permanent peace treaty. ...

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