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Uncle of Kim Jong Un Executed

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
Late Thursday, December 12, the purge against North Korea’s number two was complete. Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of North Korean President Kim Jong Un, was executed.
Just days before, Jang was escorted out of a Worker’s Party of Korea session and arrested for womanizing, gambling, corruption and drugs.

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U.S. Increases Presence in Korea

By William Tucker
The U.S. has been steadily increasing its military presence on the Korean Peninsula as of late. Though some of the earlier deployments were related to the joint U.S.-South Korean War games, it is the recent deployment of heavy bombers, stealth aircraft, and naval assets with missile defense capabilities that have drawn the most scrutiny.

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Considering a North Korean Collapse

By William Tucker

North Korea severed the military hot-line with the South today in a continuing response to the recent UN sanctions that were levied against the hermit country. The escalation in rhetoric is nothing new, and there are other developments regarding the Korean peninsula that are far more important. Indeed, Pentagon spokesman George Little said that North Korea’s threats “followed a pattern designed to raise tensions.”

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North Korea’s Heated Rhetoric

By William Tucker

The commonly bizarre behavior of North Korea has been on full display in recent days as Pyongyang made multiple threats in response to a new round of UN sanctions. These sanctions were unanimously approved by the UN Security Council following last month’s test of a nuclear device. Indeed, North Korea has been testing and demonstrating its military advances as of late.

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