North Korea: Threat of War

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Matthew Brown
Professor Summer Jenkins
ENG 112 11am
7 April 2013

North and South: War on the Korean Peninsula

War on the Korean Peninsula is always a possibility. While most experts agree that “Korean War II” is not imminent, the actions of the new North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, lead the United States to ponder the possibility of another Korean War. Andrew Salmon shows in his article “Korean nightmare: Experts ponder potential conflict” the devastating loss of life on both sides, the epic battle that would take place between the North, South and United States forces, and the destruction that would occur on the peninsula in both Koreas.

In the article by Andrew Salmon, he explores the possibility of a second Korean War. The United States and South Korea have already begun preparing for the possibility of war by moving assets in the region. The capital of South Korea, Seoul, has numerous artillery pieces and rockets pointed at the city that are in well dug in positions in North Korea. Ordinary South Koreans of all age groups believe that war is more likely than not. (Salmon) While most South Koreans hope that war does not happen Andrew Salmon poses the question: what if?.

Andrew Salmon is a well educated man with a specialty in the Korean Peninsula. He studied at The University of Kent, Elizabeth College at Guernsey, The School of Oriental and African Studies, and the University of London. He is a freelance journalist and written articles for CNN, Forbes magazine, the South China Morning Post, Monocle magazine, The New York Times, and The Washington Times. (To the Last Round) He has written books on the Korean War including “To the Last Round: The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River, Korea, 1951“, and “Scorched Earth, Black Snow: The Commonwealth versus Communism, Korea, 1950”. (To the Last Round) The article “Korean Nightmare: Experts Ponder Potential Conflict” was published for CNN.com on 27 March 2013.

Andrew Salmon is...
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