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North Korea vs. Hollywood: The Beginning of The Great Cyberwar?

By J. Thompson
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Black Hand’s assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife triggered World War I. Pearl Harbor thrust the U.S. from isolationism into World War II. The Gulf of Tonkin catalyzed U.S. military intervention in Vietnam. Is it possible that the Rogen-Franco hackneyed Hollywood comedy (in the vein of 1985’s Chase-Akroyd, Spies Like Us) will become the flashpoint for The Great Cyberwar in the chronicles of history?

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Sony’s ‘The Interview’: No Threat to Movie Theaters says DHS

By Glynn Cosker
Editor, In Homeland Security

Calming nerves ahead of the upcoming release of the controversial James Franco and Seth Rogen movie “The Interview,” U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials stated Wednesday that there was "no credible intelligence" to indicate terror attacks on the nation’s cinemas.

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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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China’s Position on North Korea

By William Tucker

Washington has decided to postpone an intercontinental ballistic missile test at Vandenberg Air Force Base this week due to tensions with North Korea. It may seem a strange move considering the assets the U.S. had made available for the recent war games with South Korea, but it is logical. Any deployment of military hardware to South Korea that seemed out of the norm could easily be sent under the guise of the war games, but a ballistic missile test could easily be mistaken as an overt provocative measure.

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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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