Category Archives: North Korea

Six days to go

Six days to go until we elect the man who will have to deal with the inevitable crises of the next four years.

Senator Joe Biden was not off the mark when he pointed out that world will test the next president. The world’s intent to challenge the United States is already clearly evident. These tests will not even be manufactured, as Biden suggested, except for, perhaps, the test caused by the consequences of retreating from Iraq before that country is ready to care for itself without our help. Instead, these tests will be the natural extension of the forces at play in the world as it already is. […] Continue reading

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Do you remember September 10, 2001? What were you doing that day?

More than likely, September 10 was like any other day. People went to work and school. People went grocery shopping and picked up fast food. People watched TV and read books. For most people, September 10, 2001 was unremarkable. […] Continue reading

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20070202 A Short History of the Venezuelan Missile Crisis

On 31 January 2007, Hugo Chavez was in effect declared dictator of Venezuela by the deluded masses of Venezuela’s National Assembly. Through threats of force and promises of a utopian future, Chavez deftly managed to convince broad swaths of his … Continue reading

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Daily Web Roundup

The Daily Web Roundup is a collection of links to the news, commentary, and information I found interesting or useful today. If you want to read more of what is found in this post, find links to my favorite news, commentary, and information sites at Dennis L Hitzeman’s News Reading List. Continue reading

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World Watch Focus: Nuclear Menace

North Korea is marching steadily toward test firing the first variant of its Taepodong 2 ballistic missile, which missile will likely be capable of hitting targets throughout the Pacific, possibly even able to reach the West Coast of the US. This development is especially troubling considering that North Korea has nuclear warheads that can be mounted on top of such a missile. Continue reading

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