dprk morning brief


Morning round-up.

It is now 1:30 AM in Seoul

US looking at deploying resources to South Korea later this year or early next year (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2017/09/27/0200000000AEN20170927012300315.html)

US military chiefs are willing to back Trump up if military option becomes reasonable. But, a former CIA director suggests that while NK is doing what it usually does, Trump is provoking right back.

USA Secretary of Defense visited Afghanistan and India over the past 24 hours.

The #DPRK and #NoKo hashtag is full of pro-war Twitter accounts.  There's an account arguing that North Korea was a terrorist training center.

The Bulletin suggests that China's big interest is preventing another war. The Korean war took a heavy toll on them. China's big ask here is:

We hope that the United States will incorporate the following four “don’ts” into its relevant policies regarding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: [D]on’t seek regime change; don’t incite a collapse of the regime; don’t seek an accelerated reunification effort of the peninsula; and don’t send its military north of the [38th] parallel.


More actual fallout from Warmbier - an adjunct prof of anthropology was harsh towards Warmbier and didn't get rehired. A new front in the culture wars just opened up, I think.... 

Some breakdown of NK consumer tech. Baaasically, Big Brother, bro! 

Seeing NK as backwards, dumb, etc, causes major interpretive issues. 

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