September 24, 2012

North Korea Back to its Dirty Tricks

Korea Herald, Korea Herald

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North Korea should realize its conventional attempts to heighten tensions in time for the election period in South Korea would go nowhere in serving whatever purposes it may have. The repeated incursions by fishing boats should be stopped as they carry the danger of flaring up into a military clash in the tinderbox area. North Korea’s latest provocation should serve as an occasion to put under more thorough scrutiny the capability of the presidential candidates to cope with inter-Korean ties and other security issues. It should remind voters that what thoughts and policies a candidate has toward the North is one of the crucial criteria for choosing the next national leader.

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