Unlikely Free Press champions: Defectors send balloons and leaflets North, rattling a nuclear power

Unlikely Free Press champions: Defectors send balloons and leaflets North, rattling a nuclear power

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — The insistence of a pair of brothers on scattering hundreds of thousands of leaflets from balloons fired over North Korea confronts the South with tough questions. Is it worth upsetting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his sister, Kim Yo-Jong, knowing the negative effects the leaflets are […]

Korea’s ‘forgotten war’, which never ended, holds key to future Asian peace

Korea’s ‘forgotten war’, which never ended, holds key to future Asian peace

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Seventy years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean troops attacked South Korea launching an unexpected military blitz.  Kim Il-Sung’s communists had as their aim the forcible reunification of the divided Korean peninsula, itself a recent legacy of Japan’s defeat in WWII. The South was stunned and Seoul, […]

UN official upholds defectors’ freedom of expression, under attack by both Koreas

UN official upholds defectors’ freedom of expression, under attack by both Koreas

FPI / June 28, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com Ironically, a fight over freedom of the press, sparked by North Korean defectors sending balloons with leaflets to their former homeland, has brought both Koreas once again to the brink of war. Both the North and South Korean governments have threatened the defectors in the South who have sought […]

Dean Acheson’s fateful speech and the outbreak of the Korean War on June 25, 1950

Dean Acheson’s fateful speech and the outbreak of the Korean War on June 25, 1950

Special to WorldTribune.com by Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution,, Originally published March 9, 2017 On Jan. 12 1950, Secretary of State Dean Acheson gave a well-crafted speech at the National Press Club, a speech which has lived in infamy since its delivery, still haunting the U.S. and its allies in the Asia and Pacific region […]

Forgotten conflict: The Korean War, 70 years on, in photos

Forgotten conflict: The Korean War, 70 years on, in photos

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty June 25, 2020 By Amos Chapple Photographs tell the story of a “forgotten war” that began 70 years ago and has never formally ended. At the close of World War II, the Korean Peninsula was occupied by Soviet troops in the north and U.S. forces in […]

Reports: Chinese Communist tactics, unveiled in Tulsa, embraced by anti-Trumpers

Reports: Chinese Communist tactics, unveiled in Tulsa, embraced by anti-Trumpers

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2020 Leftists and never-Trumpers were celebrating on Saturday night after their scheme to stop President Donald Trump from having a full house at his Tulsa rally apparently succeeded, reports say. Trump nation, was however thrilled by the president’s speech whether watching in person or via Fox News. Tulsa’s mayor declared […]

Former South Korean officials appeal for international probe of 2020 election

Former South Korean officials appeal for international probe of 2020 election

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2020 Several former South Korean ambassadors and one former vice minister have signed a letter appealing for the world’s attention and calling for an investigation of the April 2020 election. Leftist President Moon Jae-In’s Democratic Party won 163 seats in the April 15 election. The party’s sister group, the Platform […]

Seoul’s wannabe socialist government targets Samsung, a major player in 5G tech revolution

Seoul’s wannabe socialist government targets Samsung, a major player in 5G tech revolution

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The Samsung empire’s de facto leader, Jay Y. Lee, is a free man despite the best efforts of Korean government prosecutors to lock him up while he faces yet another trial to keep him from taking over the group as the only son of Lee Kun-Hee, still hospitalized and […]

South Korean president sues former network head who called him a communist

South Korean president sues former network head who called him a communist

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2020 South Korean liberal President Moon Jae-In sued the former chairman of a television network for libel and spreading “false facts” for allegedly calling the president a “communist.” Moon sued Koh Young-Ju, the former chairman of the Foundation of Broadcast Culture, which is the board for Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). […]

40 years after Gwangju bloodbath, discussing North Korea’s role is taboo in once-free South

40 years after Gwangju bloodbath, discussing North Korea’s role is taboo in once-free South

by WorldTribune Staff, May 29, 2020 Details about what happened in Gwangju, South Korea from May 18 through May 27, 1980, remain elusive four decades later as the nation commemorates a watershed tragedy. It remains a highly-charged subject in which the roles of the governments of the United States and South Korea in suppressing the […]

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