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The U.S. media will believe anything on North Korea — some perspective from a long-time Asia hand

Over the last week, the U.S. media have been filled with lurid accounts of a “coup” in North Korea and predictions of either a revolution from within or a coming collapse of the country. In this piece, I look first … Continue reading

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Just as I thought: U.S. prevented ROK retaliation in 2010

Robert Gates’ new book on his time as Secretary of Defense makes an amazing claim that shows how close we were to war in Korea in 2010. It also describes how the United States stopped the South from launching an … Continue reading

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Stay tuned

To my readers: Apologies for the skimpy posting this year. I’m working on a major piece about an intelligence contractor nobody’s ever heard of and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Keep checking back, or follow … Continue reading

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November 22, 1963 – The View from Tokyo

I was 12 when JFK was shot. At the time, I was living in Tokyo, where I’d arrived as a kid during the U.S. Occupation. Early on the morning of November 23, 1963, my father woke me and my siblings … Continue reading

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INSA – How Money and Power Corrupts National Security

I woke up this morning to news that someone had overheard conversations at an event of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) that were disparaging of Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who’s been embarrassing the National Security Agency and … Continue reading

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