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South Korea axes three-star general over North Korea leak

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posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 01:18 AM
Looks like N.K and S.K have had many confrontations over the years that have remained under wraps and they are so serious about this news not getting out the even fire a 3 star general. Makes you wander what else is going on that we don't know?

South Korea's defense ministry on Monday dismissed a three-star general for leaking sensitive information about a naval confrontation with North Korea to the media, officials said.

Lieutenant General Park Sung-Choon was fired from his job as head of the defense intelligence agency for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and will retire from the military, they said.

"The defense ministry has dismissed the director of the defense intelligence agency from the post," ministry spokesman Nam Dai-Yeon said in a statement.

North Vs. South naval battle kept under wraps

posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 01:41 AM
it's good that he was fired. there are vested interests (on all sides) in keeping the status quo in korea. in the past year, north and south korea agreed to (among other things) a standardized naval radio procedure, to reduce the risk of misunderstanding and conflict at sea. my guess is that the north and south korean vessels communicated as a result of this, and someone high up didn't want to admit the steps towards reconciliation were producing results.

-koji K.

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