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Perceptions on the Cheonan incident

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 … [Read More]

Investigation Result on the Sinking of ROKS “Cheonan”

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 … [Read More]

What to do about the Cheonan?

Ask a Korean has a great article proposing various responses to the Cheonan sinking, including the eccentric "buy stealth bombers" 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 [Read More]

Rumours on the Cheonan

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). # The suicide attack squads are known as the “invincibles” in the Air Force, “bombs” in the Army and “human torpedoes” in the Navy [Read More]