North Korea threatens military action in disputed waters

Jonathan Thatcher Reuters 5/25/2010

North Korea on Tuesday threatened military action if the South continued to violate its waters off the west coast, further stoking tension on the peninsula after the sinking of a South Korean warship.

The increasingly war-like rhetoric hit Seoul’s financial markets, prompting financial policymakers to call an emergency meeting on Wednesday […]

‘North Korean torpedo’ sank South’s navy ship – report

BBC News 20 May 2010

A North Korean submarine’s torpedo sank a South Korean navy ship on 26 March causing the loss of 46 sailors, an international report has found.

Investigators said they had discovered part of the torpedo on the sea floor and it carried lettering that matched a North Korean design.

Pyongyang rejected […]

What’s ‘gird your loins’ in Korean?

‘Phineas Fahrquar’ Public Secrets 4/22/2010

I haven’t written about the sinking last month of the South Korean naval corvette Cheonan, because, while it looked and smelled like something North Korea would do to provoke an incident and grab the world’s attention, the South Korean and US militaries were being very cautious. Besides, I just couldn’t […]