Wednesday/ North Korea & South Korea

A five-country committee announced Thursday morning in Seoul that they had concluded a North Korean submarine fired a torpedo that sunk the South Korea warship in March.  The White House backed the report issued Thursday in Seoul, saying it “points overwhelmingly to the conclusion that North Korea was responsible for the attack.”  North Korea would have nothing of this, and reacted belligerently.

Why do I keep my eye on it?  Well, I get to Hong Kong on Monday by flying from Seattle to Seoul and then on to Hong Kong.  The two Koreas sit on a peninsula between Japan and China.  (One would think that North Korea cannot afford to throw its military weight around, but it does).   Double-click to enlarge the map, courtesy of Google, of course.

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