posted on Oct, 6 2010 @ 01:05 AM
A North Korean soldier stares at a South Korean soldier in the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas.
Observers say that North Korea’s survival strategy is to become a nuclear state and to heighten the military standoff between North and
In the space of a few hours, North Korea opened an entirely new chapter in the turbulent history of the Korean Peninsula. It wasn't that the
regime had changed, or that policy had changed. Rather, it was that change was inevitable, eventually, and a new leader was on the tortuous journey to
the top. The new leader was a young man named Kim Jong-un, the choice of his father, 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il, who has survived longer than most
people thought likely after a serious illness. It was those intimations of mortality that added urgency to selecting an heir and to seeing that he
gets the proper training to take over the government and country in a time of severe food shortages, seasonal flooding, and nonstop confrontation with
North Korea's historic foes, South Korea and the United States.
edit on 6/10/2010 by
ironfalcon because: Added link