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North Korea’s “Carrier-Killer” May Be No Such Thing

North Korea’s “Carrier-Killer” May Be No Such Thing

The missile rumored to be KN-17 is displayed during a military parade in Pyongyang on April 18 (Photo: Reuters) Details are still scarce on last Friday’s missile test, but it appears to have been the missile provisionally named “KN-17” and described in sensational press reports as a “Carrier-Killer.” We have seen this missile before, [...]

Is the South Korean Tail Wagging the American Dog?

Is the South Korean Tail Wagging the American Dog?

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates wrapped up their visit to South Korea, the intended message was, in Clinton’s words, one of “real solidarity”—two allies united in their determination to deter North Korea from any further attacks like the one that sank the South Korean naval vessel Cheonan in [...]

Credit for photo of young North Korean girl: T.M. All rights reserved, used with permission.