Thursday, September 30, 2010

North and South Korea talks end with no progress

North and South Korea had their first military talks in almost 2 years. They last met in October 2008.

No progress was made. South Korea has demanded that North Korea apologize for the sinking of the
South Korean ship Cheonan. North Korea has repeatedly said they had nothing to do with the sinking.

In fact, North Korea accuses South Korea and the U.S. of using false information and implications to
use this to force North Korea to bow to pressure.

The U.S. and South Korea recently held join naval exercises close to the coast of North Korea, included was a nuclear powered aircraft carrier.

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Pak Kil Yon told the UN yesterday that North Korea will continue to make nuclear weapons. Pak said "As long as U.S. nuclear aircraft carriers sail around the seas of
our country, our nuclear deterrent can never be abandoned, but should be strengthened further."

The Korean War ended with a cease-fire so they are still technically at war since no peace treaty
was ever signed.

In other news, Kim Jon Un, the son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was named a four star general
and was given key party and military posts. This brings up the possible transfer of power to the younger Kim, believed to be in his late 20's.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996