Unless one is near the DMZ, being stationed in Korea does not often seem threatening. However, this has not always been the case. There have been very tense times on the peninsula, and often we do not realize how dangerous things can become.
In the fall of 1950, as UN forces approached the Yalu river in North Korea, the discussion was how much longer the war would continue. Many felt that the UN forces would easily be home for the holidays.
North Korea on Sunday welcomed a letter sent by President Donald Trump offering help in fighting the coronavirus but warned that good relations between the leaders was not enough to restart nuclear talks.
Frustration over South Korea’s treatment of fellow defectors and other policies toward North Korea prompted one of the most senior officials to flee the communist state to run for parliament in his new homeland.
North Korea said Sunday that it successfully conducted a “very important test” at a long-range rocket launch site, prompting President Donald Trump to warn that Kim Jong Un could lose “everything” if he acts aggressively.