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Mullen: North Korea ‘Very Real’ Threat

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Speaking today in Seoul, South Korea, Admiral Michael Mullen declared North Korea a ‘very real threat’ to peace, and pressed for China to move into a “leadership role” against the North Korean government.

“North Korea shows no signs of relenting in pursuit of its nuclear capabilities,” insisted Mullen, who was visiting as Gen. James Thurman took over command of the 28,500 US troops in South Korea.

Mullen went on to declare that the US and South Korea share a “sense of urgency” regarding North Korea, even though no major incidents have been reported in upwards of a year, and said it was vital to foil future “provocations” they assumed were coming.

This sense of urgency appeared to be absent in January, when North Korea’s government called for unconditional reconciliation talks. South Korea responded by declaring the talks weren’t worth responding to. US officials likewise refused to consider talks.


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  1. Baron Gifilte says:

    Would he accept the invitation to sky-dive Ulan Bator with Ehud Barak knowing the IDF had carefully packed his chute?

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  2. The Good Ol' Boys says:

    Anyone would think that subversives visiting Israel would be a much bigger threat to America.

    Those people have done a fair bit of damage utilising open borders,looting of savings,looting of industry,accrual and deposition of vast debts,deployment of the military..

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  3. Baron Gifilte says:

    Can the Colonel give us an indication of whether his forces will be rioting back home soon?

    Will it start in the Indian territory of Oklahoma?

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  4. Baron Gifilte says:

    I already recommended Fairbairn and Applegate as precautionary exercises for Pensioners in OK.

    Such gems as Gutter Fighting,Kill or get Killed,Defendu etc.

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