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Trouble in Korea

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Ongoing trouble between South and North Korea, involving the United States in its role as defender of South Korea, serves as a reminder that the Cold War is not yet over in Northeast Asia. When a North Korean pilot defected to the South in late May, he reported on an alleged plan by his country to execute a Blitzkrieg against the South.

Analysts doubt that North Korea could succeed in carrying out such a plan to conquer the South. Nevertheless, recent provocations by the North, aimed at pressuring the U.S. into direct negotiations about the fate of the divided country, have made the Korean peninsula into one of the world's current hot spots.

Thus, 43 years after the armistice that ended the Korean conflict, the last divided nation of the Cold War remains troubled.

A 4-Star Resource

The McKinley Magellan Internet Guide strongly recommends Korea WebWeekly, a 4-star Web site dedicated to thorough discussion of current affairs in the two Koreas.

For a great deal of information about many countries, turn to one of the McKinley Internet Yellow Pages' 4-star Web sites, The CIA World Fact Book.

Posted June 6, 1996.
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