Cheonan

A mother of one of the 46 sailors killed when the Cheonan was sunk on March 26, 2010, cries in front of a relief sculpture of her son that is part of a monument unveiled on Baengnyeong Island, closest to where the ship sank. (photo: Joongang Ilbo / NEWSIS) Keywords: General post tags: Cheonan

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Official story on the Cheonan fails to convince many

by Philip Gowman 8 September 2010
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My London Korean friends are obviously not alone in doubting that the DPRK sunk the Cheonan: only 32.5% more or less trust the findings of the international enquiry http://bit.ly/cDdWhE # Keywords: General post tags: Cheonan

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Perceptions on the Cheonan incident

by Philip Gowman 15 July 2010
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Totally stunned at the South Koreans who don't believe that the North sunk the Cheonan. # Darren: Are they convinced it was an inside job? Philip: I was too busy rubbing my chin – bruised from hitting the floor so hard – that I wasn’t really focusing. And to be honest they weren’t making much […]

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Investigation Result on the Sinking of ROKS “Cheonan”

by Philip Gowman 20 May 2010
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Here is the text of the report of the investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan, released today. Investigation Result on the Sinking of ROKS “Cheonan” THU. 20 MAY, 2010 The Joint Civilian-Military Investigation Group Opening Statement The Joint Civilian-Military Investigation Group(JIG) conducted its investigation with 25 experts from 10 top Korean expert agencies, 22 […]

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What to do about the Cheonan?

by Philip Gowman 2 May 2010
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Ask a Korean has a great article proposing various responses to the Cheonan sinking, including the eccentric "buy stealth bombers" http://bit.ly/aqrKWb. Someone else suggests the ingenious "sink the Pueblo" #. And another in-depth think-piece from AAK is here: ROKS Cheonan — What You Need to Know, What You Need to Think About Keywords: General post […]

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Rumours on the Cheonan

by Philip Gowman 30 March 2010
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Did DPRK underwater suicide bomber sink South Korean naval vessel? The Chosun Ilbo reports on claims made by North Korean defectors (not always a reliable source). http://bit.ly/dslhxz # The suicide attack squads are known as the “invincibles” in the Air Force, “bombs” in the Army and “human torpedoes” in the Navy Keywords: General post tags: […]

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